Barbados 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.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2019 was 45.34%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2018 was 45.79%, a 0.46% decline from 2017.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2017 was 46.25%, a 0.42% decline from 2016.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2016 was 46.67%, a 3.17% increase 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%
Barbados Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 45.34% -0.45%
2018 45.79% -0.46%
2017 46.25% -0.42%
2016 46.67% 3.17%
2015 43.50% -1.55%
2014 45.05% -1.08%
2013 46.13% 0.59%
2012 45.54% -5.82%
2011 51.36% 1.82%
2010 49.54% -0.19%
2009 49.73% -1.49%
2008 51.22% -1.49%
2007 52.71% -1.36%
2006 54.07% -1.18%
2005 55.25% -1.04%
2004 56.29% 0.46%
2003 55.83% -0.78%
2002 56.61% -0.86%
2001 57.47% -1.04%
2000 58.51% -1.32%
1999 59.83% -1.51%
1998 61.34% -1.57%
1997 62.91% -1.90%
1996 64.81% -0.50%
1995 65.31% 1.32%
1994 63.99% 0.11%
1993 63.88% 0.38%
1992 63.50% 1.71%
1991 61.79% -3.15%
1990 64.94% -3.15%