India 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.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2019 was 27.06%, a 0.58% decline from 2018.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2018 was 27.64%, a 0.91% decline from 2017.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2017 was 28.55%, a 0.94% decline from 2016.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2016 was 29.49%, a 0.97% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.49%
Cambodia 70.43%
Lao PDR 58.87%
Honduras 57.95%
Angola 56.18%
Vietnam 55.95%
Vanuatu 55.17%
Cameroon 54.83%
Zambia 53.29%
Nicaragua 50.97%
Bolivia 49.92%
Indonesia 47.88%
Myanmar 45.96%
Uzbekistan 43.66%
El Salvador 43.37%
Lesotho 43.03%
Kenya 42.49%
Congo, Rep. 42.10%
Bangladesh 41.97%
Pakistan 41.62%
Timor-Leste 41.50%
Ghana 41.06%
Georgia 39.42%
Djibouti 39.31%
Kyrgyz Republic 37.31%
Philippines 36.52%
Mongolia 35.21%
Papua New Guinea 35.08%
Cabo Verde 34.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 34.33%
Nigeria 33.73%
Ukraine 32.02%
Bhutan 31.50%
West Bank and Gaza 30.32%
Sri Lanka 30.06%
Tunisia 28.68%
India 27.06%
Sudan 26.70%
Morocco 26.48%
Eswatini 25.11%
Egypt 24.39%
Mauritania 22.26%
Moldova 18.41%
India Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 27.06% -0.58%
2018 27.64% -0.91%
2017 28.55% -0.94%
2016 29.49% -0.97%
2015 30.46% -1.02%
2014 31.48% -1.05%
2013 32.53% -1.09%
2012 33.62% -1.52%
2011 35.14% -1.56%
2010 36.70% -1.50%
2009 38.20% -1.52%
2008 39.72% -1.53%
2007 41.25% -1.56%
2006 42.81% -1.58%
2005 44.39% -0.07%
2004 44.46% -0.07%
2003 44.53% -0.06%
2002 44.59% -0.07%
2001 44.66% -0.10%
2000 44.76% -0.27%
1999 45.03% -0.31%
1998 45.34% -0.32%
1997 45.66% -0.32%
1996 45.98% -0.32%
1995 46.30% -0.31%
1994 46.61% -0.12%
1993 46.73% -0.15%
1992 46.88% -0.21%
1991 47.09% -0.25%
1990 47.34% -0.25%