Papua New Guinea 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.
  • Papua New Guinea labor force participation rate for 2019 was 35.08%, a 0.36% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea labor force participation rate for 2018 was 35.44%, a 0.37% increase from 2017.
  • Papua New Guinea labor force participation rate for 2017 was 35.07%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • Papua New Guinea labor force participation rate for 2016 was 35.19%, a 0.21% 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%
Papua New Guinea Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 35.08% -0.36%
2018 35.44% 0.37%
2017 35.07% -0.12%
2016 35.19% -0.21%
2015 35.40% -0.82%
2014 36.22% -1.27%
2013 37.49% -0.24%
2012 37.73% -0.33%
2011 38.06% 0.09%
2010 37.97% -2.15%
2009 40.12% -2.18%
2008 42.30% -2.20%
2007 44.50% -2.21%
2006 46.71% -2.19%
2005 48.90% -2.17%
2004 51.07% -2.13%
2003 53.20% -2.10%
2002 55.30% -2.06%
2001 57.36% -2.04%
2000 59.40% 0.86%
1999 58.54% 0.13%
1998 58.41% 1.12%
1997 57.29% 1.15%
1996 56.14% -0.85%
1995 56.99% 1.02%
1994 55.97% -0.58%
1993 56.55% -2.48%
1992 59.03% -1.81%
1991 60.84% -1.14%
1990 61.98% -1.14%