OECD members 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.
  • OECD members labor force participation rate for 2019 was 46.81%, a 0.18% decline from 2018.
  • OECD members labor force participation rate for 2018 was 46.99%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • OECD members labor force participation rate for 2017 was 46.89%, a 0.12% increase from 2016.
  • OECD members labor force participation rate for 2016 was 46.77%, a 0.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North America 52.57%
Latin America & Caribbean 48.83%
Sub-Saharan Africa 47.41%
OECD members 46.81%
East Asia & Pacific 46.04%
World 41.20%
Euro Area 40.24%
European Union 39.37%
South Asia 31.76%
OECD members Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 46.81% -0.18%
2018 46.99% 0.10%
2017 46.89% 0.12%
2016 46.77% 0.21%
2015 46.56% 0.14%
2014 46.42% 0.00%
2013 46.42% -0.23%
2012 46.66% 0.17%
2011 46.48% -0.22%
2010 46.70% -0.81%
2009 47.51% -0.92%
2008 48.43% -0.20%
2007 48.63% -0.35%
2006 48.99% -0.06%
2005 49.05% 0.30%
2004 48.75% -0.34%
2003 49.08% -0.76%
2002 49.84% -0.78%
2001 50.62% -0.72%
2000 51.34% -0.20%
1999 51.54% -0.21%
1998 51.75% -0.01%
1997 51.76% -0.29%
1996 52.05% -0.37%
1995 52.42% -0.51%
1994 52.93% -0.04%
1993 52.97% -0.84%
1992 53.81% -0.67%
1991 54.48% -0.75%
1990 55.23% -0.75%