New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2019 was 63.79%, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2018 was 63.95%, a 0.65% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2017 was 63.30%, a 0.84% increase from 2016.
  • New Zealand labor force participation rate for 2016 was 62.46%, a 0.91% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
New Zealand Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 63.79% -0.16%
2018 63.95% 0.65%
2017 63.30% 0.84%
2016 62.46% 0.91%
2015 61.55% 1.31%
2014 60.24% 2.09%
2013 58.15% -0.44%
2012 58.59% -0.19%
2011 58.78% -0.64%
2010 59.42% -1.62%
2009 61.04% -1.93%
2008 62.97% -1.61%
2007 64.58% 0.01%
2006 64.57% 2.15%
2005 62.42% 0.28%
2004 62.14% -0.17%
2003 62.31% -1.26%
2002 63.57% 0.64%
2001 62.93% 0.27%
2000 62.66% -0.36%
1999 63.02% -2.10%
1998 65.12% -1.76%
1997 66.88% -0.22%
1996 67.10% 0.04%
1995 67.06% 1.16%
1994 65.90% 1.40%
1993 64.50% -0.84%
1992 65.34% -1.93%
1991 67.27% -1.19%
1990 68.46% -1.19%