Japan 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.
  • Japan labor force participation rate for 2019 was 48.85%, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
  • Japan labor force participation rate for 2018 was 47.38%, a 2.85% increase from 2017.
  • Japan labor force participation rate for 2017 was 44.53%, a 0.07% increase from 2016.
  • Japan labor force participation rate for 2016 was 44.46%, a 1.59% 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%
Japan Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 48.85% 1.47%
2018 47.38% 2.85%
2017 44.53% 0.07%
2016 44.46% 1.59%
2015 42.87% -0.23%
2014 43.10% 0.18%
2013 42.92% 0.65%
2012 42.27% -0.19%
2011 42.46% -0.53%
2010 42.99% -0.58%
2009 43.57% -0.70%
2008 44.27% -0.32%
2007 44.59% -0.02%
2006 44.61% 0.30%
2005 44.31% 0.34%
2004 43.97% -0.78%
2003 44.75% -0.54%
2002 45.29% -0.81%
2001 46.10% -0.45%
2000 46.55% -0.33%
1999 46.88% -1.24%
1998 48.12% -0.49%
1997 48.61% 0.20%
1996 48.41% 0.64%
1995 47.77% 0.02%
1994 47.75% 0.53%
1993 47.22% 0.84%
1992 46.38% 1.36%
1991 45.02% 1.16%
1990 43.86% 1.16%