Kenya 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.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2019 was 42.49%, a 0.94% decline from 2018.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2018 was 43.43%, a 0.93% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2017 was 44.36%, a 0.97% decline from 2016.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2016 was 45.33%, a 0.54% increase 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%
Kenya Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 42.49% -0.94%
2018 43.43% -0.93%
2017 44.36% -0.97%
2016 45.33% 0.54%
2015 44.79% 0.44%
2014 44.35% 0.34%
2013 44.01% 0.28%
2012 43.73% 0.33%
2011 43.40% 0.42%
2010 42.98% 0.51%
2009 42.47% 0.63%
2008 41.84% 0.70%
2007 41.14% 0.71%
2006 40.43% 0.68%
2005 39.75% -1.89%
2004 41.64% -1.87%
2003 43.51% -1.85%
2002 45.36% -1.81%
2001 47.17% -1.76%
2000 48.93% -1.70%
1999 50.63% -0.45%
1998 51.08% -0.42%
1997 51.50% -0.48%
1996 51.98% -0.64%
1995 52.62% -0.81%
1994 53.43% -0.84%
1993 54.27% -0.82%
1992 55.09% -0.74%
1991 55.83% -0.58%
1990 56.41% -0.58%