Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 70.14%, a 0.76% decline from 2018.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 70.90%, a 0.78% decline from 2017.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 71.68%, a 0.79% decline from 2016.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 72.47%, a 0.77% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 76.90%
Nepal 75.47%
Madagascar 74.14%
Zimbabwe 73.86%
Tanzania 71.04%
Ethiopia 70.14%
Eritrea 68.11%
Rwanda 63.68%
Mozambique 61.58%
Niger 61.45%
South Sudan 60.59%
Malawi 60.59%
Mali 59.27%
Liberia 55.30%
Central African Republic 54.77%
Chad 54.58%
Burundi 53.45%
Guinea-Bissau 51.93%
Uganda 51.08%
Burkina Faso 51.03%
Benin 42.05%
Guinea 41.55%
Gambia 40.80%
Afghanistan 40.22%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.32%
Haiti 34.97%
Somalia 34.29%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.88%
Senegal 28.02%
Sierra Leone 27.98%
Yemen 26.81%
Tajikistan 25.84%
Togo 25.65%
Comoros 15.14%
Ethiopia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 70.14% -0.76%
2018 70.90% -0.78%
2017 71.68% -0.79%
2016 72.47% -0.77%
2015 73.24% -0.95%
2014 74.19% -0.96%
2013 75.15% -0.08%
2012 75.23% -0.09%
2011 75.32% -0.12%
2010 75.44% -0.15%
2009 75.59% -0.19%
2008 75.78% -0.18%
2007 75.96% -0.16%
2006 76.12% -0.13%
2005 76.25% 0.24%
2004 76.01% 0.28%
2003 75.73% 0.30%
2002 75.43% 0.30%
2001 75.13% 0.28%
2000 74.85% 0.25%
1999 74.60% 0.22%
1998 74.38% 0.20%
1997 74.18% 0.21%
1996 73.97% 0.25%
1995 73.72% 0.26%
1994 73.46% 0.03%
1993 73.43% 0.11%
1992 73.32% 0.18%
1991 73.14% 0.25%
1990 72.89% 0.25%