Malawi 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.
  • Malawi labor force participation rate for 2019 was 60.59%, a 0.96% decline from 2018.
  • Malawi labor force participation rate for 2018 was 61.55%, a 0.86% decline from 2017.
  • Malawi labor force participation rate for 2017 was 62.41%, a 0.86% decline from 2016.
  • Malawi labor force participation rate for 2016 was 63.27%, a 0.91% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 76.90%
Nepal 75.47%
Madagascar 74.14%
Zimbabwe 73.86%
Tanzania 71.04%
Ethiopia 70.14%
Eritrea 68.11%
Rwanda 63.68%
Mozambique 61.58%
Niger 61.45%
Malawi 60.59%
South Sudan 60.59%
Mali 59.27%
Liberia 55.30%
Central African Republic 54.77%
Chad 54.58%
Burundi 53.45%
Guinea-Bissau 51.93%
Uganda 51.08%
Burkina Faso 51.03%
Benin 42.05%
Guinea 41.55%
Gambia 40.80%
Afghanistan 40.22%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.32%
Haiti 34.97%
Somalia 34.29%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.88%
Senegal 28.02%
Sierra Leone 27.98%
Yemen 26.81%
Tajikistan 25.84%
Togo 25.65%
Comoros 15.14%
Malawi Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 60.59% -0.96%
2018 61.55% -0.86%
2017 62.41% -0.86%
2016 63.27% -0.91%
2015 64.18% -0.74%
2014 64.92% -0.75%
2013 65.67% 0.80%
2012 64.87% 0.82%
2011 64.05% 0.86%
2010 63.19% 0.91%
2009 62.28% 0.97%
2008 61.31% 1.00%
2007 60.31% 0.99%
2006 59.32% 0.92%
2005 58.40% 0.85%
2004 57.55% 0.74%
2003 56.81% 0.66%
2002 56.15% 0.65%
2001 55.50% 0.68%
2000 54.82% 0.75%
1999 54.07% 0.81%
1998 53.26% 0.46%
1997 52.80% 0.47%
1996 52.33% 0.40%
1995 51.93% 0.19%
1994 51.74% -0.01%
1993 51.75% -0.07%
1992 51.82% 0.05%
1991 51.77% 0.29%
1990 51.48% 0.29%