Germany 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.
  • Germany labor force participation rate for 2019 was 51.40%, a 1.22% increase from 2018.
  • Germany labor force participation rate for 2018 was 50.18%, a 0.51% increase from 2017.
  • Germany labor force participation rate for 2017 was 49.67%, a 0.6% increase from 2016.
  • Germany labor force participation rate for 2016 was 49.07%, a 0.45% 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%
Germany Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 51.40% 1.22%
2018 50.18% 0.51%
2017 49.67% 0.60%
2016 49.07% 0.45%
2015 48.62% -0.81%
2014 49.43% -0.90%
2013 50.33% 0.07%
2012 50.26% -1.83%
2011 52.09% 0.62%
2010 51.47% -0.74%
2009 52.21% -0.54%
2008 52.75% 0.63%
2007 52.12% 1.26%
2006 50.86% 0.95%
2005 49.91% 2.39%
2004 47.52% -1.89%
2003 49.41% -0.50%
2002 49.91% -0.73%
2001 50.64% -0.52%
2000 51.16% -0.48%
1999 51.64% 0.46%
1998 51.18% 0.31%
1997 50.87% -0.19%
1996 51.06% -1.86%
1995 52.92% -2.33%
1994 55.25% -1.24%
1993 56.49% -2.38%
1992 58.87% -2.23%
1991 61.10% 0.02%
1990 61.08% 0.02%