Afghanistan Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

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.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2019 was 40.22%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2018 was 40.12%, a 0.09% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2017 was 40.03%, a 0.11% increase from 2016.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2016 was 39.92%, a 0.06% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 76.90%
Nepal 75.47%
Madagascar 74.14%
Zimbabwe 73.86%
Tanzania 71.04%
Ethiopia 70.14%
Eritrea 68.11%
Rwanda 63.68%
Mozambique 61.58%
Niger 61.45%
Malawi 60.59%
South Sudan 60.59%
Mali 59.27%
Liberia 55.30%
Central African Republic 54.77%
Chad 54.58%
Burundi 53.45%
Guinea-Bissau 51.93%
Uganda 51.08%
Burkina Faso 51.03%
Benin 42.05%
Guinea 41.55%
Gambia 40.80%
Afghanistan 40.22%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.32%
Haiti 34.97%
Somalia 34.29%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.88%
Senegal 28.02%
Sierra Leone 27.98%
Yemen 26.81%
Tajikistan 25.84%
Togo 25.65%
Comoros 15.14%
Afghanistan Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 40.22% 0.10%
2018 40.12% 0.09%
2017 40.03% 0.11%
2016 39.92% 0.06%
2015 39.86% 0.06%
2014 39.80% 0.02%
2013 39.78% -0.01%
2012 39.79% 0.07%
2011 39.72% 0.06%
2010 39.66% -0.17%
2009 39.83% -0.22%
2008 40.05% -0.25%
2007 40.30% -0.28%
2006 40.58% -0.29%
2005 40.87% 0.07%
2004 40.80% 0.13%
2003 40.67% 0.17%
2002 40.50% 0.19%
2001 40.31% 0.18%
2000 40.13% 0.10%
1999 40.03% 0.05%
1998 39.98% 0.01%
1997 39.97% -0.04%
1996 40.01% -0.05%
1995 40.06% -0.13%
1994 40.19% -0.07%
1993 40.26% 0.01%
1992 40.25% 0.06%
1991 40.19% 0.08%
1990 40.11% 0.08%