Sweden 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.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2021 was 54.01%, a 1.65% increase from 2020.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2020 was 52.36%, a 2.98% decline from 2019.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2019 was 55.34%, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2018 was 54.80%, a 0.87% 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%
Sweden Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 54.01% 1.65%
2020 52.36% -2.98%
2019 55.34% 0.54%
2018 54.80% -0.87%
2017 55.67% -0.24%
2016 55.91% -0.12%
2015 56.03% -0.01%
2014 56.04% 1.40%
2013 54.64% 2.31%
2012 52.33% -0.34%
2011 52.67% 1.11%
2010 51.56% 0.38%
2009 51.17% -2.05%
2008 53.23% 0.56%
2007 52.67% 1.08%
2006 51.59% 1.61%
2005 49.98% 1.64%
2004 48.35% -2.09%
2003 50.44% 0.15%
2002 50.29% -2.06%
2001 52.35% 0.10%
2000 52.25% 0.09%
1999 52.16% 0.09%
1998 52.06% 0.09%
1997 51.97% 0.10%
1996 51.87% 0.11%
1995 51.76% 0.12%
1994 51.64% -1.49%
1993 53.13% -5.71%
1992 58.84% -5.50%
1991 64.34% -3.10%
1990 67.44% -3.10%