Hong Kong 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.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2019 was 41.59%, a 0.35% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2018 was 41.24%, a 0.36% increase from 2017.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2017 was 40.88%, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2016 was 40.68%, a 0.3% 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%
Hong Kong Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 41.59% 0.35%
2018 41.24% 0.36%
2017 40.88% 0.20%
2016 40.68% 0.30%
2015 40.38% 1.41%
2014 38.97% -0.30%
2013 39.27% 2.09%
2012 37.18% 0.85%
2011 36.33% 0.46%
2010 35.87% -3.28%
2009 39.15% -1.96%
2008 41.11% -1.91%
2007 43.02% 0.16%
2006 42.86% -0.63%
2005 43.49% -1.21%
2004 44.70% -0.42%
2003 45.12% -0.14%
2002 45.26% 0.27%
2001 44.99% -1.86%
2000 46.85% -0.84%
1999 47.69% -0.98%
1998 48.67% -0.38%
1997 49.05% -1.30%
1996 50.35% -0.56%
1995 50.91% -1.04%
1994 51.95% -1.79%
1993 53.74% -1.79%
1992 55.53% -1.33%
1991 56.86% -0.94%
1990 57.80% -0.94%