Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico labor force participation rate for 2021 was 21.40%, a 2.09% increase from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico labor force participation rate for 2020 was 19.31%, a 1.72% decline from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico labor force participation rate for 2019 was 21.03%, a 0.42% decline from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico labor force participation rate for 2018 was 21.46%, a 0.43% decline 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%
Puerto Rico Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 21.40% 2.09%
2020 19.31% -1.72%
2019 21.03% -0.42%
2018 21.46% -0.43%
2017 21.89% -0.50%
2016 22.39% -0.57%
2015 22.96% -0.38%
2014 23.34% -0.41%
2013 23.74% -0.43%
2012 24.18% -0.44%
2011 24.62% -0.48%
2010 25.10% -1.03%
2009 26.13% -1.06%
2008 27.18% -1.08%
2007 28.26% -1.11%
2006 29.37% -1.13%
2005 30.49% -1.15%
2004 31.64% -1.17%
2003 32.82% -1.19%
2002 34.01% -1.21%
2001 35.21% -1.22%
2000 36.43% -2.09%
1999 38.52% -0.28%
1998 38.81% 0.39%
1997 38.42% 2.19%
1996 36.23% 1.09%
1995 35.14% -0.78%
1994 35.92% -0.79%
1993 36.70% 4.18%
1992 32.53% -1.13%
1991 33.66% 1.26%
1990 32.40% 1.26%