Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland labor force participation rate for 2019 was 66.47%, a 1.64% decline from 2018.
  • Switzerland labor force participation rate for 2018 was 68.11%, a 0.68% decline from 2017.
  • Switzerland labor force participation rate for 2017 was 68.79%, a 0.3% increase from 2016.
  • Switzerland labor force participation rate for 2016 was 68.49%, a 0.8% 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%
Switzerland Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 66.47% -1.64%
2018 68.11% -0.68%
2017 68.79% 0.30%
2016 68.49% 0.80%
2015 67.69% -0.28%
2014 67.97% -0.01%
2013 67.98% 0.49%
2012 67.49% -0.95%
2011 68.44% 0.45%
2010 67.99% 0.65%
2009 67.34% -0.03%
2008 67.37% -0.24%
2007 67.61% -1.15%
2006 68.76% 3.08%
2005 65.68% -1.40%
2004 67.08% -2.22%
2003 69.30% 0.13%
2002 69.17% 1.46%
2001 67.71% -0.72%
2000 68.43% -0.92%
1999 69.35% 1.46%
1998 67.89% 0.73%
1997 67.16% -0.90%
1996 68.06% 1.67%
1995 66.39% -1.94%
1994 68.33% -4.39%
1993 72.72% 1.83%
1992 70.89% -1.06%
1991 71.95% 1.39%
1990 70.56% 1.39%