Australia 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.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 67.64%, a 0.15% increase from 2018.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 67.49%, a 0.82% increase from 2017.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 66.67%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 66.70%, a 0.56% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 77.55%
Netherlands 69.92%
Australia 67.64%
Switzerland 66.47%
Canada 64.65%
New Zealand 63.79%
Qatar 63.68%
Denmark 61.00%
United Kingdom 56.36%
Austria 56.09%
Norway 55.68%
Bahamas 55.38%
Sweden 55.34%
Guam 55.07%
Malta 54.12%
Finland 53.90%
UAE 53.41%
United States 52.37%
Germany 51.40%
Uruguay 48.88%
Japan 48.85%
Channel Islands 48.48%
Ireland 47.02%
Israel 46.85%
Macao 46.61%
New Caledonia 46.42%
Barbados 45.34%
Panama 44.82%
Estonia 44.29%
Singapore 42.44%
Hong Kong 41.59%
Bahrain 41.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 40.04%
Cyprus 39.61%
French Polynesia 39.49%
Argentina 38.44%
Brunei 38.24%
Lithuania 37.61%
France 37.60%
Oman 37.22%
Latvia 36.28%
Poland 35.81%
Slovenia 35.81%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.13%
Luxembourg 34.80%
Portugal 34.58%
Croatia 34.07%
Spain 33.55%
Chile 32.39%
Hungary 32.03%
Belgium 30.91%
Slovak Republic 29.77%
Czech Republic 29.71%
South Korea 28.09%
Kuwait 26.27%
Italy 26.04%
Greece 23.40%
Puerto Rico 19.85%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 67.64% 0.15%
2018 67.49% 0.82%
2017 66.67% -0.03%
2016 66.70% -0.56%
2015 67.26% 0.72%
2014 66.54% -0.24%
2013 66.78% -0.71%
2012 67.49% -0.66%
2011 68.15% -0.35%
2010 68.50% -0.59%
2009 69.09% -1.65%
2008 70.74% 0.00%
2007 70.74% -0.02%
2006 70.76% -0.05%
2005 70.81% 0.71%
2004 70.10% -0.03%
2003 70.13% 0.27%
2002 69.86% -0.74%
2001 70.60% 0.44%
2000 70.16% 0.20%
1999 69.96% -0.05%
1998 70.01% -0.26%
1997 70.27% -1.57%
1996 71.84% 0.18%
1995 71.66% 1.16%
1994 70.50% 1.99%
1993 68.51% -0.61%
1992 69.12% -0.40%
1991 69.52% -2.68%
1990 72.20% -2.68%