Pakistan 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.
  • Pakistan labor force participation rate for 2021 was 38.99%, a 1.58% increase from 2020.
  • Pakistan labor force participation rate for 2020 was 37.41%, a 2.23% decline from 2019.
  • Pakistan labor force participation rate for 2019 was 39.64%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Pakistan labor force participation rate for 2018 was 39.77%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.82%
Cambodia 68.43%
Bolivia 57.65%
Lao PDR 57.02%
Angola 56.24%
Cameroon 54.87%
Vanuatu 54.47%
Vietnam 53.49%
Zambia 53.06%
Honduras 50.92%
Nicaragua 49.46%
Indonesia 48.33%
Ghana 43.33%
Kenya 42.07%
El Salvador 41.33%
Myanmar 40.61%
Republic of Congo 40.60%
Timor-Leste 40.17%
Lesotho 39.92%
Bangladesh 39.38%
Pakistan 38.99%
Uzbekistan 37.89%
Kyrgyz Republic 35.62%
Ukraine 35.50%
Georgia 34.47%
Papua New Guinea 34.46%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.59%
Nigeria 31.89%
Philippines 31.65%
Mongolia 31.30%
Cabo Verde 29.16%
Tunisia 28.90%
West Bank and Gaza 27.91%
Sri Lanka 26.76%
Bhutan 26.38%
Sudan 26.06%
Morocco 25.76%
India 23.68%
Eswatini 22.92%
Mauritania 21.94%
Egypt 21.02%
Moldova 16.90%
Djibouti 13.28%
Pakistan Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 38.99% 1.58%
2020 37.41% -2.23%
2019 39.64% -0.13%
2018 39.77% -0.06%
2017 39.83% -0.06%
2016 39.90% -0.07%
2015 39.96% 0.22%
2014 39.74% -1.38%
2013 41.12% 0.55%
2012 40.56% 0.55%
2011 40.01% -1.39%
2010 41.40% 0.52%
2009 40.88% 0.36%
2008 40.52% -0.57%
2007 41.09% -1.08%
2006 42.16% -0.62%
2005 42.78% -0.62%
2004 43.41% 0.05%
2003 43.35% 0.06%
2002 43.30% 1.39%
2001 41.91% 1.38%
2000 40.53% 0.17%
1999 40.35% 0.17%
1998 40.18% -1.12%
1997 41.30% 1.10%
1996 40.20% 1.09%
1995 39.11% -0.48%
1994 39.60% -0.76%
1993 40.35% -1.37%
1992 41.72% -0.02%
1991 41.73% -0.15%
1990 41.88% -0.15%