Italy 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.
  • Italy labor force participation rate for 2019 was 26.04%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Italy labor force participation rate for 2018 was 26.14%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Italy labor force participation rate for 2017 was 26.28%, a 0.41% decline from 2016.
  • Italy labor force participation rate for 2016 was 26.69%, a 0.51% 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%
Italy Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 26.04% -0.10%
2018 26.14% -0.14%
2017 26.28% -0.41%
2016 26.69% 0.51%
2015 26.18% -0.86%
2014 27.04% 0.06%
2013 26.98% -1.51%
2012 28.49% 1.31%
2011 27.18% -1.12%
2010 28.30% -0.84%
2009 29.14% -1.98%
2008 31.12% 0.03%
2007 31.09% -1.32%
2006 32.41% -1.48%
2005 33.89% -2.89%
2004 36.78% 2.22%
2003 34.56% -0.76%
2002 35.32% -1.06%
2001 36.38% -1.60%
2000 37.98% -0.02%
1999 38.00% -0.38%
1998 38.38% -0.05%
1997 38.43% -0.57%
1996 39.00% -0.33%
1995 39.33% -0.42%
1994 39.75% -2.16%
1993 41.91% -0.83%
1992 42.74% -3.80%
1991 46.54% -1.19%
1990 47.73% -1.19%