Sweden 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.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2019 was 55.34%, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2018 was 54.80%, a 0.87% decline from 2017.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2017 was 55.67%, a 0.24% decline from 2016.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2016 was 55.91%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Sweden Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 55.34% 0.54%
2018 54.80% -0.87%
2017 55.67% -0.24%
2016 55.91% -0.12%
2015 56.03% -0.01%
2014 56.04% 1.40%
2013 54.64% 2.31%
2012 52.33% -0.34%
2011 52.67% 1.11%
2010 51.56% 0.39%
2009 51.17% -2.06%
2008 53.23% 0.56%
2007 52.67% 1.08%
2006 51.59% 1.61%
2005 49.98% 1.63%
2004 48.35% -2.09%
2003 50.44% 0.15%
2002 50.29% -2.05%
2001 52.34% 0.03%
2000 52.31% 0.00%
1999 52.31% 0.02%
1998 52.29% 0.06%
1997 52.23% 0.13%
1996 52.10% 0.19%
1995 51.91% 0.27%
1994 51.64% -1.49%
1993 53.13% -5.71%
1992 58.84% -5.50%
1991 64.34% -3.10%
1990 67.44% -3.10%