Labor Force Participation Rate by Country

Country Name 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Iceland 79.80% 81.82% 82.82% 79.91% 77.68%
Nepal 76.20% 76.07% 75.77% 75.27% 75.09%
North Korea 75.22% 75.33% 75.30% 75.41% 75.63%
Madagascar 74.61% 75.04% 75.50% 76.01% 76.82%
Zimbabwe 74.19% 74.46% 74.56% 74.42% 74.28%
Cambodia 71.98% 72.67% 73.18% 71.90% 71.91%
Tanzania 71.48% 71.86% 72.18% 72.46% 72.61%
Ethiopia 70.98% 71.75% 72.52% 73.27% 74.21%
Solomon Islands 70.53% 70.57% 70.61% 70.66% 70.62%
Eritrea 68.97% 69.48% 69.95% 70.53% 70.04%
Netherlands 68.84% 68.35% 68.22% 68.45% 67.27%
Switzerland 68.11% 68.79% 68.49% 67.69% 67.97%
Australia 67.50% 66.67% 66.70% 67.26% 66.54%
Rwanda 64.00% 64.22% 64.50% 64.95% 65.35%
Qatar 63.96% 64.53% 66.02% 67.97% 66.45%
New Zealand 63.86% 63.21% 62.46% 61.53% 60.22%
Canada 63.39% 63.97% 63.76% 64.24% 64.13%
Denmark 63.04% 63.13% 66.08% 62.00% 61.40%
Mozambique 62.10% 62.60% 63.05% 63.41% 63.91%
Togo 62.10% 62.69% 63.21% 63.67% 64.10%
Niger 61.66% 61.82% 61.92% 61.93% 62.02%
Malawi 61.60% 62.46% 63.30% 64.20% 64.94%
Peru 61.48% 61.42% 59.67% 60.38% 64.15%
South Sudan 61.05% 61.40% 61.72% 62.05% 62.54%
Lao PDR 59.99% 60.55% 61.10% 61.62% 62.16%
Mali 59.93% 60.29% 60.56% 60.76% 60.32%
Paraguay 59.04% 56.64% 58.36% 55.07% 57.18%
Maldives 58.45% 58.02% 56.64% 56.06% 56.31%
Honduras 58.06% 56.42% 54.59% 55.41% 53.26%
Vietnam 57.78% 59.01% 58.95% 60.89% 60.56%
United Kingdom 56.71% 57.16% 57.95% 58.22% 57.45%
Guam 56.62% 56.66% 56.51% 56.58% 56.83%
Angola 56.58% 56.88% 57.11% 57.24% 57.39%
Austria 56.33% 55.93% 57.54% 57.61% 58.17%
Liberia 56.04% 56.72% 57.36% 55.18% 55.78%
Brazil 55.79% 55.80% 55.01% 54.80% 54.92%
Central African Republic 55.45% 56.07% 56.62% 57.09% 56.96%
Cameroon 55.36% 55.81% 56.18% 56.46% 56.75%
Vanuatu 55.26% 55.41% 55.67% 55.86% 55.27%
Chad 55.19% 55.70% 56.15% 56.52% 57.02%
Sweden 54.97% 55.67% 55.91% 56.03% 56.04%
Norway 54.47% 53.81% 54.65% 56.00% 54.39%
Malta 54.27% 51.93% 51.21% 51.31% 52.48%
Zambia 54.10% 54.87% 55.58% 56.15% 56.69%
Burundi 53.82% 54.11% 54.29% 54.34% 54.27%
Bahamas 53.68% 53.96% 54.12% 54.06% 53.84%
Guatemala 53.41% 53.66% 53.87% 52.73% 52.84%
UAE 53.40% 52.20% 51.04% 51.45% 52.32%
Finland 53.20% 53.35% 52.32% 52.33% 52.14%
Colombia 52.68% 53.18% 54.06% 55.22% 55.05%
Guinea-Bissau 52.38% 52.69% 52.92% 53.07% 53.28%
Uganda 51.94% 52.68% 53.34% 53.93% 54.43%
United States 51.87% 52.22% 51.72% 51.30% 51.12%
Burkina Faso 51.54% 51.83% 52.09% 52.32% 52.56%
St. Lucia 51.51% 51.76% 51.90% 51.85% 51.52%
Myanmar 50.93% 51.52% 55.84% 60.35% 61.18%
Nicaragua 50.42% 50.67% 51.25% 51.76% 52.21%
Bolivia 50.20% 45.23% 44.38% 45.05% 52.04%
Germany 50.18% 49.67% 49.07% 48.62% 49.43%
St. Vincent And The Grenadines 49.77% 49.49% 49.23% 49.14% 49.79%
Guyana 49.72% 50.21% 49.91% 49.52% 49.08%
Belize 49.54% 49.74% 48.73% 47.63% 48.86%
Channel Islands 49.31% 49.18% 49.30% 49.81% 49.96%
Uruguay 49.04% 49.52% 51.04% 52.20% 53.66%
Israel 48.00% 48.91% 48.97% 49.21% 49.78%
Estonia 47.97% 46.83% 44.00% 42.15% 39.29%
Indonesia 47.44% 47.61% 45.87% 45.88% 46.62%
Japan 47.38% 44.53% 44.46% 42.87% 43.10%
Ireland 46.86% 46.96% 50.62% 47.39% 48.22%
Macao 46.80% 45.89% 44.40% 44.65% 45.34%
Belarus 46.59% 48.00% 48.09% 48.18% 48.55%
Uzbekistan 46.30% 46.38% 46.35% 46.23% 46.02%
Barbados 45.79% 46.25% 46.67% 43.50% 45.05%
Costa Rica 45.53% 43.50% 42.26% 45.80% 47.42%
Ecuador 45.45% 46.80% 45.76% 43.86% 41.23%
China 45.44% 46.28% 47.29% 48.56% 50.05%
Turkmenistan 45.35% 45.90% 46.28% 46.39% 46.26%
New Caledonia 45.12% 44.13% 43.24% 43.08% 43.50%
Panama 44.77% 43.29% 43.55% 43.14% 44.08%
Mexico 44.56% 44.67% 45.08% 45.47% 45.94%
Turkey 44.46% 43.90% 43.12% 42.69% 41.72%
Botswana 44.43% 45.18% 45.83% 46.27% 46.34%
Dominican Republic 44.27% 44.90% 45.40% 44.89% 41.69%
Azerbaijan 43.88% 42.01% 39.88% 37.36% 35.71%
Bahrain 43.58% 44.89% 44.85% 43.85% 42.93%
El Salvador 43.54% 43.80% 43.43% 42.40% 43.10%
Lesotho 43.49% 43.97% 44.41% 44.71% 45.41%
Kenya 43.46% 44.37% 45.33% 44.79% 44.35%
Oman 43.03% 43.10% 41.80% 40.63% 41.64%
Congo, Rep. 42.50% 42.82% 43.07% 43.25% 43.32%
Benin 42.39% 42.66% 42.90% 43.10% 43.36%
Guinea 42.30% 42.98% 43.66% 44.34% 44.82%
Timor-Leste 42.05% 42.25% 40.72% 40.53% 42.80%
Bangladesh 42.00% 41.95% 39.51% 40.11% 40.72%
Singapore 41.68% 40.94% 40.65% 41.84% 39.94%
Pakistan 41.67% 41.71% 41.76% 41.83% 41.35%
Thailand 41.45% 40.54% 41.17% 41.55% 42.48%
Ghana 41.43% 41.74% 42.04% 42.29% 42.40%
Mauritius 41.28% 42.46% 42.86% 43.47% 41.37%
Hong Kong 41.26% 40.94% 40.68% 40.38% 38.97%
Malaysia 41.14% 41.35% 41.72% 41.47% 42.30%
Gambia 41.10% 41.31% 41.45% 41.53% 41.74%
Kazakhstan 40.40% 41.79% 44.54% 46.93% 45.03%
Afghanistan 40.20% 40.03% 39.92% 39.86% 39.80%
Djibouti 40.17% 40.68% 41.15% 41.48% 42.09%
Trinidad And Tobago 40.04% 40.95% 41.87% 43.92% 43.54%
Cyprus 39.88% 37.32% 38.57% 40.38% 42.16%
Kyrgyz Republic 39.83% 39.54% 41.70% 43.26% 44.29%
Latvia 39.56% 42.04% 41.55% 42.01% 40.62%
French Polynesia 39.00% 38.51% 38.09% 38.32% 39.29%
Argentina 38.94% 38.45% 38.54% 38.55% 38.50%
Georgia 38.77% 39.43% 40.02% 42.56% 41.55%
Fiji 38.69% 39.32% 39.96% 39.32% 38.41%
France 38.47% 37.59% 37.56% 37.47% 36.68%
Slovenia 38.45% 38.83% 33.68% 35.30% 33.48%
Brunei 37.77% 39.16% 39.62% 40.22% 40.97%
Lithuania 37.61% 36.30% 36.21% 33.95% 33.92%
Philippines 37.27% 38.25% 41.08% 41.91% 43.63%
Cuba 37.07% 37.28% 37.57% 38.13% 38.93%
Tonga 36.49% 36.15% 36.05% 36.09% 36.68%
Papua New Guinea 35.75% 35.53% 35.43% 35.62% 36.37%
Poland 35.75% 35.41% 34.96% 33.24% 34.17%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 35.60% 35.81% 35.94% 35.96% 36.04%
Cabo Verde 35.36% 36.18% 37.20% 38.04% 38.95%
Armenia 35.10% 36.13% 35.86% 40.35% 38.44%
Sao Tome And Principe 35.01% 35.64% 36.22% 36.72% 37.16%
Venezuela 34.73% 36.37% 37.60% 38.58% 39.12%
Portugal 34.64% 34.37% 33.45% 33.60% 34.08%
Jamaica 34.23% 36.53% 35.24% 34.01% 33.37%
Croatia 34.08% 35.89% 37.09% 33.01% 33.55%
Chile 34.02% 34.83% 35.38% 36.52% 36.75%
Somalia 33.92% 33.70% 33.49% 33.31% 33.17%
Haiti 33.63% 33.84% 34.04% 34.25% 34.41%
Spain 33.61% 33.83% 33.29% 34.70% 35.38%
Montenegro 33.55% 31.91% 33.40% 30.79% 30.11%
Russia 33.17% 34.66% 36.94% 37.35% 38.09%
Luxembourg 33.12% 30.94% 30.96% 35.28% 27.43%
Ukraine 33.05% 33.68% 34.63% 36.13% 38.36%
Tunisia 32.61% 32.74% 32.78% 32.72% 32.71%
Slovak Republic 32.44% 33.49% 32.68% 31.71% 30.86%
Bosnia 32.42% 30.93% 29.85% 31.59% 29.64%
Hungary 32.35% 32.77% 32.65% 31.25% 29.64%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 32.31% 32.77% 33.05% 33.31% 33.68%
Samoa 31.70% 31.66% 31.63% 31.93% 31.94%
Bhutan 31.70% 32.33% 32.86% 33.35% 28.80%
North Macedonia 31.55% 32.65% 31.27% 32.83% 32.55%
Albania 30.91% 31.41% 31.37% 31.28% 29.24%
Equatorial Guinea 30.89% 30.98% 31.35% 31.83% 31.86%
Czech Republic 30.76% 32.26% 32.56% 32.73% 32.18%
West Bank And Gaza 30.43% 31.31% 30.86% 30.74% 27.85%
Sri Lanka 30.37% 32.43% 34.61% 35.14% 33.87%
South Korea 30.23% 31.43% 31.17% 30.67% 29.25%
Romania 30.03% 30.48% 28.42% 31.77% 29.88%
Syrian Arab Republic 29.75% 29.61% 29.48% 29.61% 29.61%
Belgium 29.69% 28.27% 28.66% 30.08% 30.03%
Lebanon 29.63% 29.53% 29.38% 29.19% 28.91%
Nigeria 29.56% 29.82% 29.98% 27.72% 25.64%
Namibia 29.24% 32.47% 35.68% 34.10% 32.57%
Serbia 29.04% 29.68% 29.62% 28.88% 28.39%
Egypt 28.94% 29.05% 31.70% 32.36% 34.23%
Mongolia 28.74% 29.37% 30.64% 31.84% 32.65%
Sierra Leone 28.41% 28.79% 29.14% 29.48% 29.83%
Senegal 28.32% 28.56% 28.74% 28.86% 30.04%
Iran 28.17% 28.51% 27.17% 25.37% 24.84%
India 27.64% 28.48% 29.36% 30.27% 31.22%
Iraq 27.33% 27.22% 28.88% 29.64% 30.46%
Sudan 27.18% 27.62% 28.04% 28.44% 28.88%
Tajikistan 26.95% 26.96% 26.96% 26.80% 26.68%
Morocco 26.74% 26.98% 28.61% 30.18% 31.71%
Yemen 26.65% 26.60% 26.49% 26.25% 25.92%
Kuwait 26.20% 26.05% 25.49% 25.52% 25.72%
Italy 26.14% 26.28% 26.69% 26.18% 27.04%
Suriname 26.00% 26.17% 26.30% 26.13% 26.02%
Algeria 25.89% 26.07% 26.13% 26.16% 26.13%
Eswatini 25.52% 25.81% 26.06% 26.37% 26.42%
South Africa 25.51% 26.93% 26.82% 27.24% 26.06%
Mauritania 25.08% 25.30% 25.48% 25.61% 25.84%
Bulgaria 24.39% 26.90% 24.43% 26.27% 27.08%
Greece 24.26% 25.45% 24.82% 26.35% 28.20%
Jordan 23.03% 23.07% 23.09% 23.08% 23.05%
Moldova 20.79% 19.42% 19.54% 21.63% 19.26%
Puerto Rico 20.79% 21.71% 22.51% 23.20% 23.94%
Saudi Arabia 19.15% 19.02% 18.78% 17.45% 18.81%
Gabon 18.49% 18.47% 18.39% 18.25% 18.27%
Libya 16.86% 16.95% 17.04% 17.14% 17.27%
Comoros 13.93% 14.11% 14.28% 14.41% 14.58%