South Asia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

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.
  • South Asia labor force participation rate for 2022 was 31.44%, a 0.63% increase from 2021.
  • South Asia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 30.81%, a 0.9% increase from 2020.
  • South Asia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 29.92%, a 1.25% decline from 2019.
  • South Asia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 31.17%, a 1.07% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North America 51.84%
Latin America & Caribbean 47.62%
OECD members 46.21%
East Asia & Pacific 46.21%
Sub-Saharan Africa 44.52%
Euro Area 41.46%
World 40.21%
European Union 39.79%
South Asia 31.44%
South Asia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 31.44% 0.63%
2021 30.81% 0.90%
2020 29.92% -1.25%
2019 31.17% 1.07%
2018 30.10% -0.87%
2017 30.97% -0.66%
2016 31.62% -1.00%
2015 32.62% -0.96%
2014 33.59% -1.21%
2013 34.80% -0.97%
2012 35.77% -0.90%
2011 36.67% -1.17%
2010 37.84% -0.81%
2009 38.65% -0.84%
2008 39.49% -0.96%
2007 40.45% -1.04%
2006 41.49% -0.94%
2005 42.43% -0.44%
2004 42.88% -0.36%
2003 43.24% -0.37%
2002 43.60% -0.21%
2001 43.82% -0.23%
2000 44.04% 0.03%
1999 44.01% 0.06%
1998 43.96% 0.05%
1997 43.91% 0.18%
1996 43.73% 0.18%
1995 43.55% -0.04%
1994 43.59% -0.11%
1993 43.70% -0.26%
1992 43.97% -0.18%
1991 44.15% -0.23%
1990 44.38% -0.23%