Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2019 was 58.87%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2018 was 59.32%, a 0.6% decline from 2017.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2017 was 59.92%, a 0.63% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2016 was 60.55%, a 0.6% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Lao PDR Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 58.87% -0.45%
2018 59.32% -0.60%
2017 59.92% -0.63%
2016 60.55% -0.60%
2015 61.15% -0.62%
2014 61.77% -0.57%
2013 62.34% -0.54%
2012 62.88% -0.50%
2011 63.38% -0.51%
2010 63.89% -0.54%
2009 64.43% -0.58%
2008 65.01% -0.61%
2007 65.62% -0.62%
2006 66.24% -0.61%
2005 66.85% -0.70%
2004 67.55% -0.73%
2003 68.28% -0.74%
2002 69.02% -0.74%
2001 69.76% -0.71%
2000 70.47% -0.70%
1999 71.17% -0.68%
1998 71.85% -0.65%
1997 72.50% -0.62%
1996 73.12% -0.59%
1995 73.71% -0.44%
1994 74.15% -0.51%
1993 74.66% -0.25%
1992 74.91% -0.21%
1991 75.12% -0.09%
1990 75.21% -0.09%