Zambia 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.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 53.06%, a 0.3% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 52.77%, a 0.9% decline from 2019.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 53.67%, a 0.62% decline from 2018.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 54.29%, a 0.59% 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%
Zambia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 53.06% 0.30%
2020 52.77% -0.90%
2019 53.67% -0.62%
2018 54.29% -0.59%
2017 54.88% -0.53%
2016 55.42% -0.44%
2015 55.85% -0.41%
2014 56.26% -0.31%
2013 56.57% -0.25%
2012 56.82% -1.77%
2011 58.59% -1.75%
2010 60.34% -1.70%
2009 62.04% -1.68%
2008 63.72% -1.66%
2007 65.38% -1.63%
2006 67.00% -1.59%
2005 68.60% 0.14%
2004 68.45% 0.16%
2003 68.29% 0.18%
2002 68.11% 0.18%
2001 67.92% 0.21%
2000 67.71% -0.13%
1999 67.84% -0.11%
1998 67.95% -0.13%
1997 68.08% -0.06%
1996 68.14% 0.00%
1995 68.14% -0.15%
1994 68.29% -0.24%
1993 68.53% -0.08%
1992 68.62% -0.09%
1991 68.71% 0.00%
1990 68.71% 0.00%