Euro Area Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2023

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.
  • Euro Area labor force participation rate for 2021 was 41.19%, a 2.35% increase from 2020.
  • Euro Area labor force participation rate for 2020 was 38.84%, a 1.41% decline from 2019.
  • Euro Area labor force participation rate for 2019 was 40.25%, a 0.18% increase from 2018.
  • Euro Area labor force participation rate for 2018 was 40.07%, a 0.24% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North America 51.60%
East Asia & Pacific 46.90%
Latin America & Caribbean 46.71%
Sub-Saharan Africa 46.23%
OECD members 46.13%
Euro Area 41.19%
World 39.73%
European Union 39.59%
South Asia 28.20%
Euro Area Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 41.19% 2.35%
2020 38.84% -1.41%
2019 40.25% 0.18%
2018 40.07% 0.24%
2017 39.83% 0.10%
2016 39.73% -0.12%
2015 39.85% -0.36%
2014 40.21% -0.83%
2013 41.03% -0.45%
2012 41.49% -0.45%
2011 41.94% -0.37%
2010 42.31% -1.07%
2009 43.38% -0.83%
2008 44.20% 0.07%
2007 44.13% 0.25%
2006 43.88% 0.01%
2005 43.87% 0.54%
2004 43.34% -0.29%
2003 43.63% -0.22%
2002 43.85% 0.13%
2001 43.72% -0.44%
2000 44.15% 0.07%
1999 44.09% 0.65%
1998 43.44% 0.62%
1997 42.82% -0.26%
1996 43.08% -0.93%
1995 44.00% -1.11%
1994 45.11% -1.20%
1993 46.31% -1.55%
1992 47.86% -1.82%
1991 49.69% -1.39%
1990 51.07% -1.39%