U.K. 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.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2019 was 56.36%, a 0.35% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2018 was 56.71%, a 0.44% decline from 2017.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2017 was 57.15%, a 0.8% decline from 2016.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2016 was 57.95%, a 0.28% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
U.K. Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 56.36% -0.35%
2018 56.71% -0.44%
2017 57.15% -0.80%
2016 57.95% -0.28%
2015 58.23% 0.78%
2014 57.45% -0.52%
2013 57.97% -0.43%
2012 58.40% 0.34%
2011 58.06% -0.51%
2010 58.57% -0.72%
2009 59.29% -1.92%
2008 61.21% -0.13%
2007 61.34% -0.83%
2006 62.17% 0.12%
2005 62.05% 0.62%
2004 61.43% 0.46%
2003 60.97% -1.19%
2002 62.16% 0.46%
2001 61.70% -1.75%
2000 63.45% 0.16%
1999 63.29% -0.85%
1998 64.14% -0.45%
1997 64.59% 0.18%
1996 64.41% 0.89%
1995 63.52% -0.75%
1994 64.27% -1.34%
1993 65.61% -2.07%
1992 67.68% -2.33%
1991 70.01% -1.82%
1990 71.83% -1.82%