North Korea 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.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2021 was 75.49%, a 0.3% increase from 2020.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2020 was 75.19%, a 1.35% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2019 was 76.54%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2018 was 76.44%, a 0.31% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 75.49%
Zimbabwe 74.72%
Madagascar 71.83%
Tanzania 71.76%
Nepal 70.70%
Ethiopia 69.08%
Eritrea 66.17%
Rwanda 63.19%
Niger 62.93%
Mozambique 61.49%
Malawi 60.53%
Mali 58.92%
South Sudan 58.77%
Central African Republic 55.37%
Liberia 53.37%
Burundi 52.35%
Guinea-Bissau 52.28%
Burkina Faso 50.62%
Uganda 48.67%
Guinea 42.18%
Benin 41.64%
Gambia 38.97%
Chad 37.75%
Democratic Republic of Congo 36.14%
Haiti 34.38%
Afghanistan 33.74%
Senegal 26.96%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.75%
Sierra Leone 26.59%
Yemen 25.48%
Togo 25.14%
Tajikistan 24.94%
Somalia 15.98%
Comoros 13.53%
North Korea Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 75.49% 0.30%
2020 75.19% -1.35%
2019 76.54% 0.10%
2018 76.44% 0.31%
2017 76.13% 0.27%
2016 75.87% -0.25%
2015 76.12% 0.10%
2014 76.01% -0.05%
2013 76.06% -0.05%
2012 76.11% -0.06%
2011 76.17% -0.03%
2010 76.20% 0.06%
2009 76.14% 0.09%
2008 76.05% -0.18%
2007 76.23% 0.12%
2006 76.11% 0.13%
2005 75.98% -0.19%
2004 76.18% -0.07%
2003 76.25% -0.05%
2002 76.30% -0.02%
2001 76.32% -0.21%
2000 76.52% 0.00%
1999 76.52% -0.38%
1998 76.90% 0.07%
1997 76.83% 0.45%
1996 76.38% 0.24%
1995 76.14% 0.30%
1994 75.84% 0.14%
1993 75.70% 0.30%
1992 75.40% 0.52%
1991 74.88% 0.35%
1990 74.53% 0.35%