Philippines 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.
  • Philippines labor force participation rate for 2019 was 36.52%, a 0.75% decline from 2018.
  • Philippines labor force participation rate for 2018 was 37.27%, a 0.98% decline from 2017.
  • Philippines labor force participation rate for 2017 was 38.25%, a 3.03% decline from 2016.
  • Philippines labor force participation rate for 2016 was 41.28%, a 0.63% 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%
Philippines Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 36.52% -0.75%
2018 37.27% -0.98%
2017 38.25% -3.03%
2016 41.28% -0.63%
2015 41.91% -1.72%
2014 43.63% 0.60%
2013 43.03% -0.68%
2012 43.71% -0.39%
2011 44.10% 1.42%
2010 42.68% -0.61%
2009 43.29% 0.31%
2008 42.98% -0.36%
2007 43.34% -0.66%
2006 44.00% -0.12%
2005 44.12% -0.05%
2004 44.17% 0.64%
2003 43.53% -0.80%
2002 44.33% -0.81%
2001 45.14% -0.12%
2000 45.26% -0.28%
1999 45.54% -0.11%
1998 45.65% 0.38%
1997 45.27% -0.35%
1996 45.62% -0.44%
1995 46.06% -0.31%
1994 46.37% -0.28%
1993 46.65% 0.00%
1992 46.65% 0.25%
1991 46.40% 0.37%
1990 46.03% 0.37%