Zambia 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.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 53.29%, a 0.76% decline from 2018.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 54.05%, a 0.79% decline from 2017.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 54.84%, a 0.71% decline from 2016.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 55.55%, a 0.58% 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%
Zambia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 53.29% -0.76%
2018 54.05% -0.79%
2017 54.84% -0.71%
2016 55.55% -0.58%
2015 56.13% -0.55%
2014 56.68% -0.43%
2013 57.11% -0.35%
2012 57.46% -1.68%
2011 59.14% -1.65%
2010 60.79% -1.66%
2009 62.45% -1.62%
2008 64.07% -1.58%
2007 65.65% -1.54%
2006 67.19% -1.50%
2005 68.69% 0.16%
2004 68.53% 0.19%
2003 68.34% 0.24%
2002 68.10% 0.29%
2001 67.81% 0.34%
2000 67.47% -0.16%
1999 67.63% -0.14%
1998 67.77% -0.12%
1997 67.89% -0.09%
1996 67.98% -0.06%
1995 68.04% -0.25%
1994 68.29% -0.26%
1993 68.55% -0.21%
1992 68.76% -0.13%
1991 68.89% -0.01%
1990 68.90% -0.01%