China Labor Force Participation Rate 1960-2024

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.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2022 was 48.42%, a 0.34% decline from 2021.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2021 was 48.76%, a 1.87% increase from 2020.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2020 was 46.88%, a 3.08% decline from 2019.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2019 was 49.97%, a 0.69% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
St. Lucia 59.26%
Brazil 56.39%
Peru 55.95%
Paraguay 55.91%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53.22%
Guatemala 51.60%
Belize 49.54%
China 48.42%
Maldives 47.24%
Azerbaijan 46.59%
Ecuador 45.87%
Dominican Republic 45.81%
Colombia 44.45%
Malaysia 44.44%
Mexico 44.37%
Guyana 44.06%
Turkey 43.85%
Samoa 43.43%
Costa Rica 42.97%
Kazakhstan 42.24%
Belarus 41.96%
Cuba 41.17%
Fiji 39.26%
Thailand 39.14%
Botswana 38.81%
Armenia 38.25%
Lebanon 35.53%
Suriname 34.40%
Albania 34.16%
Serbia 32.72%
Jamaica 32.72%
Mauritius 32.30%
Montenegro 30.26%
South Africa 29.82%
Turkmenistan 29.44%
Russia 29.16%
Bosnia 28.50%
North Macedonia 28.41%
Equatorial Guinea 28.13%
Tonga 28.06%
Namibia 27.71%
Iraq 26.32%
Venezuela 26.13%
Jordan 25.80%
Romania 25.50%
Algeria 22.78%
Bulgaria 22.20%
Iran 21.97%
Gabon 18.04%
Libya 16.78%
Tuvalu 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
China Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 48.42% -0.34%
2021 48.76% 1.87%
2020 46.88% -3.08%
2019 49.97% -0.69%
2018 50.65% -0.77%
2017 51.42% -0.77%
2016 52.19% -0.76%
2015 52.96% -0.79%
2014 53.74% -0.83%
2013 54.57% -0.87%
2012 55.44% -0.88%
2011 56.32% -1.06%
2010 57.38% -1.10%
2009 58.48% -1.09%
2008 59.58% -1.08%
2007 60.66% -1.07%
2006 61.73% -1.06%
2005 62.80% -1.05%
2004 63.85% -1.04%
2003 64.89% -1.03%
2002 65.91% -1.01%
2001 66.92% -1.00%
2000 67.92% -1.15%
1999 69.07% -1.13%
1998 70.20% -1.10%
1997 71.30% -1.08%
1996 72.38% -1.05%
1995 73.43% -1.03%
1994 74.46% -1.00%
1993 75.46% -0.97%
1992 76.43% -0.94%
1991 77.37% 77.37%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%