New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2021 was 63.20%, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2020 was 62.89%, a 0.66% decline from 2019.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2019 was 63.55%, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2018 was 63.72%, a 0.54% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Netherlands 78.66%
Iceland 70.99%
Qatar 68.71%
Australia 68.29%
Switzerland 64.61%
New Zealand 63.20%
Canada 62.74%
Norway 61.23%
Denmark 59.86%
Austria 56.36%
United Kingdom 56.27%
Germany 55.34%
Sweden 54.01%
Finland 52.45%
Malta 51.73%
Bahamas 50.89%
United States 50.49%
Channel Islands 48.71%
Japan 48.31%
UAE 48.19%
Ireland 47.05%
Uruguay 46.00%
Macao 44.89%
Israel 44.81%
Guam 44.06%
New Caledonia 43.03%
Panama 42.99%
Barbados 42.47%
Estonia 41.25%
Bahrain 40.75%
Cyprus 40.31%
Trinidad and Tobago 39.86%
Hong Kong 39.20%
Brunei 39.18%
Singapore 39.14%
Argentina 38.71%
France 38.62%
French Polynesia 38.03%
Luxembourg 37.21%
Oman 36.20%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.17%
Lithuania 34.48%
Croatia 34.11%
Latvia 31.72%
Hungary 31.70%
Spain 31.36%
Poland 30.83%
Portugal 30.20%
Slovenia 29.99%
Belgium 29.45%
South Korea 28.23%
Czech Republic 26.82%
Slovak Republic 26.00%
Chile 25.60%
Kuwait 25.55%
Italy 24.76%
Saudi Arabia 23.33%
Puerto Rico 21.40%
Greece 20.22%
New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 63.20% 0.32%
2020 62.89% -0.66%
2019 63.55% -0.17%
2018 63.72% 0.54%
2017 63.18% 0.80%
2016 62.38% 0.96%
2015 61.43% 1.36%
2014 60.07% 2.18%
2013 57.89% -0.46%
2012 58.34% -0.13%
2011 58.47% -0.57%
2010 59.04% -1.64%
2009 60.69% -2.00%
2008 62.69% -1.66%
2007 64.35% -0.05%
2006 64.40% 2.07%
2005 62.34% 0.16%
2004 62.17% -0.22%
2003 62.39% -1.23%
2002 63.62% 0.65%
2001 62.97% 0.29%
2000 62.68% -0.25%
1999 62.93% -2.02%
1998 64.95% -1.77%
1997 66.72% -0.26%
1996 66.98% -0.12%
1995 67.10% 1.06%
1994 66.04% 1.35%
1993 64.69% -0.84%
1992 65.53% -1.86%
1991 67.40% -1.10%
1990 68.50% -1.10%