Norway 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.
  • Norway labor force participation rate for 2019 was 55.68%, a 1.21% increase from 2018.
  • Norway labor force participation rate for 2018 was 54.47%, a 0.66% increase from 2017.
  • Norway labor force participation rate for 2017 was 53.81%, a 0.84% decline from 2016.
  • Norway labor force participation rate for 2016 was 54.65%, a 1.35% decline 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%
Norway Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 55.68% 1.21%
2018 54.47% 0.66%
2017 53.81% -0.84%
2016 54.65% -1.35%
2015 56.00% 1.61%
2014 54.39% -2.48%
2013 56.87% 0.06%
2012 56.81% 1.41%
2011 55.40% -1.18%
2010 56.58% -1.41%
2009 57.99% -4.21%
2008 62.20% 3.01%
2007 59.19% 1.46%
2006 57.73% -1.82%
2005 59.55% -2.79%
2004 62.34% -0.60%
2003 62.94% -2.22%
2002 65.16% -0.48%
2001 65.64% -0.20%
2000 65.84% 1.16%
1999 64.68% -1.20%
1998 65.88% 2.39%
1997 63.49% 2.99%
1996 60.50% 5.38%
1995 55.12% 1.33%
1994 53.79% 0.10%
1993 53.69% -1.26%
1992 54.95% -1.05%
1991 56.00% -3.00%
1990 59.00% -3.00%