North Korea 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.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2019 was 76.90%, a 0.41% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2018 was 77.31%, a 0.43% increase from 2017.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2017 was 76.88%, a 0.38% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2016 was 76.50%, a 0.28% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 76.90%
Nepal 75.47%
Madagascar 74.14%
Zimbabwe 73.86%
Tanzania 71.04%
Ethiopia 70.14%
Eritrea 68.11%
Rwanda 63.68%
Mozambique 61.58%
Niger 61.45%
South Sudan 60.59%
Malawi 60.59%
Mali 59.27%
Liberia 55.30%
Central African Republic 54.77%
Chad 54.58%
Burundi 53.45%
Guinea-Bissau 51.93%
Uganda 51.08%
Burkina Faso 51.03%
Benin 42.05%
Guinea 41.55%
Gambia 40.80%
Afghanistan 40.22%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.32%
Haiti 34.97%
Somalia 34.29%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.88%
Senegal 28.02%
Sierra Leone 27.98%
Yemen 26.81%
Tajikistan 25.84%
Togo 25.65%
Comoros 15.14%
North Korea Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 76.90% -0.41%
2018 77.31% 0.43%
2017 76.88% 0.38%
2016 76.50% -0.28%
2015 76.78% 0.23%
2014 76.55% 0.06%
2013 76.49% 0.06%
2012 76.43% 0.02%
2011 76.41% 0.01%
2010 76.40% 0.09%
2009 76.31% 0.07%
2008 76.24% -0.33%
2007 76.57% 0.13%
2006 76.44% 0.19%
2005 76.25% -0.17%
2004 76.42% 0.10%
2003 76.32% 0.14%
2002 76.18% 0.06%
2001 76.12% -0.41%
2000 76.53% -0.30%
1999 76.83% -1.02%
1998 77.85% -0.44%
1997 78.29% 0.24%
1996 78.05% 0.26%
1995 77.79% 0.61%
1994 77.18% 0.64%
1993 76.54% 1.03%
1992 75.51% 1.37%
1991 74.14% 1.07%
1990 73.07% 1.07%