Namibia 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.
  • Namibia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 29.31%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 29.24%, a 3.23% decline from 2017.
  • Namibia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 32.47%, a 3.21% decline from 2016.
  • Namibia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 35.68%, a 1.58% 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%
Namibia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 29.31% 0.07%
2018 29.24% -3.23%
2017 32.47% -3.21%
2016 35.68% 1.58%
2015 34.10% 1.53%
2014 32.57% -0.60%
2013 33.17% 1.71%
2012 31.46% 0.20%
2011 31.26% 0.19%
2010 31.07% 0.18%
2009 30.89% 0.17%
2008 30.72% 0.14%
2007 30.58% 0.12%
2006 30.46% 0.07%
2005 30.39% 0.05%
2004 30.34% -0.01%
2003 30.35% -0.03%
2002 30.38% -0.03%
2001 30.41% -0.02%
2000 30.43% -0.13%
1999 30.56% -0.14%
1998 30.70% -0.13%
1997 30.83% -1.73%
1996 32.56% -1.91%
1995 34.47% -2.08%
1994 36.55% -0.27%
1993 36.82% -0.22%
1992 37.04% -0.18%
1991 37.22% -0.17%
1990 37.39% -0.17%