Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 42.63%, a 0.21% decline from 2018.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 42.84%, a 0.97% increase from 2017.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 41.87%, a 0.15% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 41.72%, a 0.25% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Peru 62.52%
Paraguay 59.79%
St. Lucia 59.59%
Maldives 58.62%
Brazil 56.57%
Guatemala 53.32%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.48%
Colombia 50.91%
Belize 49.79%
Guyana 48.36%
Dominican Republic 47.09%
Costa Rica 46.36%
Mexico 45.69%
Ecuador 45.63%
China 45.55%
Turkey 44.96%
Belarus 44.62%
Botswana 43.62%
Azerbaijan 43.26%
Malaysia 42.63%
Mauritius 41.79%
Thailand 40.30%
Turkmenistan 40.15%
Kazakhstan 38.84%
Fiji 38.50%
Montenegro 37.12%
Albania 36.72%
Cuba 36.24%
Bosnia 35.15%
Jamaica 34.95%
Venezuela 34.09%
Armenia 33.87%
Russia 32.24%
North Macedonia 31.86%
Samoa 31.59%
Equatorial Guinea 30.98%
Romania 30.18%
Lebanon 30.10%
Namibia 29.31%
Serbia 28.85%
Iran 28.33%
Iraq 27.30%
Algeria 26.87%
Suriname 26.65%
South Africa 25.60%
Tonga 25.39%
Bulgaria 24.33%
Jordan 23.03%
Gabon 18.46%
Libya 16.70%
Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 42.63% -0.21%
2018 42.84% 0.97%
2017 41.87% 0.15%
2016 41.72% 0.25%
2015 41.47% -0.83%
2014 42.30% -0.05%
2013 42.35% 0.64%
2012 41.71% 0.24%
2011 41.47% 1.43%
2010 40.04% -0.70%
2009 40.74% -0.96%
2008 41.70% -0.23%
2007 41.93% -0.24%
2006 42.17% -0.25%
2005 42.42% -0.28%
2004 42.70% -0.47%
2003 43.17% -0.33%
2002 43.50% -0.23%
2001 43.73% 0.35%
2000 43.38% -0.77%
1999 44.15% -0.50%
1998 44.65% 1.16%
1997 43.49% -0.60%
1996 44.09% -0.84%
1995 44.93% -0.79%
1994 45.72% -0.65%
1993 46.37% -0.71%
1992 47.08% -0.65%
1991 47.73% -0.84%
1990 48.57% -0.84%