Ireland 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.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2019 was 47.02%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2018 was 46.86%, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2017 was 46.96%, a 3.66% decline from 2016.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2016 was 50.62%, a 3.23% 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%
Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 47.02% 0.16%
2018 46.86% -0.10%
2017 46.96% -3.66%
2016 50.62% 3.23%
2015 47.39% -0.83%
2014 48.22% -2.04%
2013 50.26% -0.50%
2012 50.76% -0.95%
2011 51.71% -2.24%
2010 53.95% -5.72%
2009 59.67% -5.63%
2008 65.30% -3.43%
2007 68.73% 0.34%
2006 68.39% 1.87%
2005 66.52% 5.73%
2004 60.79% -1.11%
2003 61.90% 0.76%
2002 61.14% -2.00%
2001 63.14% -2.48%
2000 65.62% 0.66%
1999 64.96% 2.51%
1998 62.45% 4.32%
1997 58.13% 2.71%
1996 55.42% -1.48%
1995 56.90% -0.51%
1994 57.41% -0.30%
1993 57.71% 0.14%
1992 57.57% -5.18%
1991 62.75% -1.74%
1990 64.49% -1.74%