Labor Force Participation Rate by Country

Country Name 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Iceland 79.80% 81.82% 82.82% 79.91% 77.68%
North Korea 77.31% 76.88% 76.50% 76.78% 76.55%
Nepal 75.47% 75.36% 75.12% 74.77% 74.74%
Madagascar 74.58% 75.02% 75.49% 76.01% 76.82%
Zimbabwe 74.20% 74.48% 74.58% 74.44% 74.29%
Tanzania 71.47% 71.85% 72.17% 72.45% 72.61%
Cambodia 71.24% 71.99% 73.18% 71.90% 71.91%
Ethiopia 70.90% 71.68% 72.47% 73.24% 74.19%
Solomon Islands 70.47% 70.57% 70.64% 70.66% 70.63%
Eritrea 68.86% 69.38% 69.85% 70.44% 69.94%
Netherlands 68.84% 68.35% 68.22% 68.45% 67.27%
Switzerland 68.11% 68.79% 68.49% 67.69% 67.97%
Australia 67.49% 66.67% 66.70% 67.26% 66.54%
Rwanda 63.98% 64.20% 64.49% 64.95% 65.35%
New Zealand 63.95% 63.30% 62.46% 61.55% 60.24%
Qatar 63.95% 64.53% 66.02% 67.97% 66.45%
Canada 63.39% 63.97% 63.76% 64.24% 64.13%
St. Lucia 63.26% 60.27% 59.69% 59.00% 58.19%
Peru 62.35% 62.10% 60.43% 60.94% 64.66%
Mozambique 62.09% 62.59% 63.04% 63.41% 63.91%
Niger 61.66% 61.82% 61.92% 61.92% 62.02%
Malawi 61.55% 62.41% 63.27% 64.18% 64.92%
South Sudan 60.99% 61.35% 61.68% 62.01% 62.51%
Denmark 59.92% 60.24% 59.45% 58.36% 58.18%
Mali 59.74% 60.11% 60.44% 60.76% 60.32%
Lao PDR 59.32% 59.92% 60.55% 61.15% 61.77%
Paraguay 59.04% 56.64% 58.36% 55.07% 57.18%
Maldives 58.75% 58.08% 56.64% 56.06% 56.31%
Honduras 58.06% 56.42% 54.59% 55.41% 54.75%
Vietnam 57.33% 58.86% 58.79% 60.63% 59.85%
United Kingdom 56.71% 57.15% 57.95% 58.23% 57.45%
Angola 56.57% 56.88% 57.11% 57.24% 57.40%
Austria 56.33% 55.93% 57.54% 57.61% 58.17%
Liberia 56.02% 56.71% 57.36% 55.18% 55.78%
Brazil 55.79% 55.80% 55.01% 54.80% 54.92%
Bahamas 55.64% 55.84% 55.86% 55.74% 55.43%
Central African Republic 55.44% 56.07% 56.63% 57.10% 56.98%
Cameroon 55.34% 55.79% 56.16% 56.45% 56.74%
Vanuatu 55.32% 55.43% 55.71% 55.83% 55.33%
Chad 55.16% 55.69% 56.14% 56.51% 57.02%
Guam 55.07% 54.82% 54.63% 54.43% 54.25%
Sweden 54.80% 55.67% 55.91% 56.03% 56.04%
Malta 54.47% 51.93% 51.21% 51.31% 52.48%
Norway 54.47% 53.81% 54.65% 56.00% 54.39%
Zambia 54.05% 54.84% 55.55% 56.13% 56.68%
Burundi 53.82% 54.12% 54.30% 54.34% 54.27%
Guatemala 53.51% 53.66% 53.87% 52.73% 52.84%
UAE 53.40% 52.20% 51.04% 51.45% 52.32%
Finland 53.20% 53.35% 52.32% 52.33% 52.14%
Colombia 52.68% 53.18% 54.06% 55.22% 55.05%
Guinea-Bissau 52.32% 52.63% 52.86% 53.01% 53.23%
St. Vincent And The Grenadines 52.16% 51.85% 51.56% 51.46% 52.05%
Uganda 51.90% 52.64% 53.32% 53.91% 54.42%
United States 51.87% 52.22% 51.72% 51.30% 51.12%
Burkina Faso 51.37% 51.67% 51.93% 52.16% 52.40%
Nicaragua 50.97% 50.96% 51.45% 51.86% 52.21%
Bolivia 50.19% 45.20% 44.36% 45.05% 52.04%
Germany 50.18% 49.67% 49.07% 48.62% 49.43%
Belize 49.73% 49.74% 48.73% 47.63% 48.86%
Myanmar 49.23% 51.51% 55.83% 60.35% 61.29%
Uruguay 49.04% 49.52% 51.04% 52.20% 53.66%
Guyana 48.90% 48.74% 48.49% 48.15% 47.78%
Channel Islands 48.71% 48.77% 49.09% 49.34% 49.24%
Israel 48.00% 48.91% 48.97% 49.21% 49.78%
Estonia 47.97% 46.83% 44.00% 42.15% 39.29%
Japan 47.38% 44.53% 44.46% 42.87% 43.10%
Indonesia 47.30% 47.13% 45.87% 45.88% 46.62%
Ireland 46.86% 46.96% 50.62% 47.39% 48.22%
Belarus 46.59% 48.00% 48.09% 48.18% 48.55%
Dominican Republic 46.23% 44.90% 45.40% 44.89% 41.69%
China 46.23% 46.98% 47.90% 49.06% 50.47%
Macao 46.14% 45.19% 44.40% 44.65% 45.34%
Barbados 45.79% 46.25% 46.67% 43.50% 45.05%
New Caledonia 45.56% 44.53% 43.73% 43.48% 43.50%
Costa Rica 45.53% 43.50% 42.26% 45.80% 47.42%
Ecuador 45.45% 46.80% 45.76% 43.86% 41.23%
Panama 44.77% 43.29% 43.55% 43.14% 44.08%
Mexico 44.56% 44.67% 45.08% 45.47% 45.94%
Turkey 44.46% 43.90% 43.12% 42.69% 41.72%
Botswana 44.39% 45.16% 45.82% 46.27% 46.34%
Uzbekistan 43.99% 44.21% 44.30% 44.37% 44.42%
Azerbaijan 43.88% 42.01% 39.88% 37.36% 35.71%
Bahrain 43.59% 44.89% 44.86% 43.85% 42.93%
El Salvador 43.54% 43.80% 43.43% 42.40% 43.10%
Lesotho 43.46% 43.95% 44.39% 44.70% 45.40%
Kenya 43.43% 44.36% 45.33% 44.79% 44.35%
Mauritius 42.88% 42.46% 42.86% 43.47% 41.37%
Malaysia 42.84% 41.87% 41.72% 41.47% 42.30%
Congo, Rep. 42.50% 42.82% 43.07% 43.26% 43.33%
Benin 42.36% 42.64% 42.88% 43.09% 43.35%
Guinea 42.23% 42.91% 43.60% 44.29% 44.78%
Bangladesh 42.00% 41.95% 39.51% 40.11% 40.72%
Timor-Leste 41.74% 41.45% 40.72% 40.91% 41.02%
Singapore 41.68% 40.94% 40.65% 41.84% 39.94%
Pakistan 41.67% 41.71% 41.76% 41.83% 41.35%
Thailand 41.45% 40.54% 41.17% 41.55% 42.48%
Ghana 41.41% 41.74% 42.03% 42.29% 42.40%
Hong Kong 41.24% 40.88% 40.68% 40.38% 38.97%
Gambia 41.09% 41.30% 41.44% 41.52% 41.73%
Georgia 41.05% 40.52% 40.02% 42.56% 41.55%
Trinidad And Tobago 40.88% 41.77% 42.60% 44.54% 44.27%
Turkmenistan 40.68% 41.25% 41.68% 41.85% 41.83%
Kazakhstan 40.48% 41.79% 44.54% 46.93% 45.03%
Brunei 40.39% 39.16% 39.62% 40.22% 40.97%
Afghanistan 40.12% 40.03% 39.92% 39.86% 39.80%
Cyprus 39.88% 37.32% 38.57% 40.38% 42.16%
Djibouti 39.74% 40.25% 40.73% 41.06% 41.68%
Latvia 39.56% 42.04% 41.55% 42.01% 40.62%
French Polynesia 39.13% 38.75% 38.59% 38.73% 39.48%
Argentina 38.94% 38.45% 38.54% 38.55% 38.50%
Fiji 38.72% 39.25% 39.96% 39.32% 38.41%
Oman 38.60% 40.76% 41.80% 40.63% 41.64%
Slovenia 38.45% 38.83% 33.68% 35.30% 33.48%
France 38.41% 37.65% 37.63% 37.59% 36.68%
Kyrgyz Republic 37.75% 39.54% 41.70% 43.26% 44.29%
Lithuania 37.61% 36.30% 36.21% 33.95% 33.92%
Philippines 37.27% 38.25% 41.28% 41.91% 43.63%
Cuba 36.46% 36.76% 37.16% 37.67% 38.55%
Venezuela 36.32% 37.75% 38.64% 39.09% 39.39%
Poland 35.75% 35.41% 34.96% 33.24% 34.17%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.59% 35.81% 35.94% 35.96% 36.04%
Albania 35.56% 33.42% 33.48% 32.21% 29.42%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.50% 35.88% 36.03% 36.29% 36.56%
Armenia 35.47% 36.13% 35.86% 40.35% 38.44%
Papua New Guinea 35.44% 35.07% 35.19% 35.40% 36.22%
Cabo Verde 35.35% 36.18% 37.20% 38.04% 38.95%
Haiti 34.98% 35.10% 35.21% 35.32% 35.37%
Sao Tome And Principe 34.93% 35.56% 36.15% 36.65% 37.09%
Portugal 34.64% 34.37% 33.45% 33.60% 34.08%
Jamaica 34.23% 36.53% 35.24% 34.01% 33.37%
Somalia 34.09% 33.87% 33.66% 33.48% 33.33%
Croatia 34.08% 35.89% 37.09% 33.01% 33.55%
Chile 34.02% 34.83% 35.38% 36.52% 36.75%
Spain 33.61% 33.83% 33.29% 34.70% 35.38%
Montenegro 33.55% 31.91% 33.40% 30.79% 30.11%
Russia 33.17% 34.66% 36.94% 37.35% 38.09%
Luxembourg 33.12% 30.94% 30.96% 35.28% 27.43%
Ukraine 32.90% 33.68% 34.63% 36.13% 38.36%
Slovak Republic 32.44% 33.49% 32.68% 31.71% 30.86%
Bosnia 32.42% 30.93% 29.85% 31.59% 29.64%
Nigeria 32.39% 31.14% 29.98% 27.72% 25.64%
Hungary 32.35% 32.77% 32.65% 31.25% 29.64%
Bhutan 32.08% 32.57% 32.99% 33.35% 28.80%
Samoa 32.00% 31.66% 31.48% 31.92% 32.22%
Mongolia 31.70% 29.37% 30.64% 31.84% 32.65%
Sri Lanka 31.70% 34.82% 34.61% 35.14% 33.87%
North Macedonia 31.55% 32.65% 31.27% 32.83% 32.55%
Equatorial Guinea 30.87% 30.96% 31.33% 31.81% 31.84%
Czech Republic 30.76% 32.26% 32.56% 32.73% 32.18%
West Bank And Gaza 30.43% 31.31% 30.86% 30.74% 27.85%
Romania 30.03% 30.48% 28.42% 31.77% 29.88%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.77% 29.63% 29.51% 29.63% 29.64%
Belgium 29.69% 28.27% 28.66% 30.08% 30.03%
Lebanon 29.64% 29.40% 29.25% 29.04% 28.69%
Namibia 29.24% 32.47% 35.68% 34.10% 32.57%
Serbia 29.04% 29.68% 29.62% 28.88% 28.39%
Tunisia 28.79% 28.95% 29.01% 28.96% 30.82%
Sierra Leone 28.39% 28.77% 29.13% 29.47% 29.83%
Senegal 28.31% 28.55% 28.74% 28.86% 30.04%
Iran 28.17% 28.51% 27.17% 25.37% 24.84%
South Korea 27.75% 28.65% 28.81% 28.46% 29.20%
India 27.64% 28.55% 29.49% 30.46% 31.48%
Iraq 27.41% 27.22% 28.88% 29.64% 30.46%
Sudan 27.15% 27.59% 28.02% 28.42% 28.86%
Algeria 27.11% 27.27% 26.97% 26.58% 26.13%
Yemen 26.80% 26.78% 26.66% 26.43% 25.92%
Morocco 26.72% 26.98% 28.61% 30.18% 31.71%
Suriname 26.66% 26.82% 26.91% 26.62% 26.39%
Kuwait 26.29% 26.15% 25.49% 25.53% 25.74%
Tajikistan 26.23% 26.59% 26.96% 26.80% 26.68%
Italy 26.14% 26.28% 26.69% 26.18% 27.04%
Togo 26.05% 26.44% 26.80% 27.14% 27.49%
Eswatini 25.52% 25.80% 26.06% 26.38% 26.43%
South Africa 25.50% 26.88% 26.80% 27.23% 26.05%
Tonga 25.11% 25.42% 25.74% 26.12% 26.84%
Egypt 24.55% 29.05% 31.70% 32.36% 34.23%
Bulgaria 24.39% 26.90% 24.43% 26.27% 27.08%
Greece 24.26% 25.45% 24.82% 26.35% 28.20%
Jordan 23.08% 23.12% 23.14% 23.12% 23.07%
Mauritania 22.48% 22.69% 23.35% 24.04% 24.75%
Puerto Rico 20.95% 21.84% 22.57% 23.20% 23.94%
Moldova 19.26% 19.42% 19.54% 21.63% 19.26%
Saudi Arabia 19.15% 19.02% 18.78% 17.45% 18.81%
Gabon 18.49% 18.46% 18.39% 18.24% 18.26%
Libya 16.81% 16.91% 17.01% 17.11% 17.25%
Comoros 15.36% 15.57% 15.76% 15.91% 16.10%