Afghanistan 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.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2020 was 33.99%, a 5.52% decline from 2019.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2019 was 39.51%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2018 was 39.40%, a 0.11% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan labor force participation rate for 2017 was 39.29%, a 0.1% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Madagascar 71.94%
Ethiopia 69.86%
Eritrea 67.98%
Tanzania 66.10%
North Korea 65.74%
Niger 60.99%
Mozambique 60.63%
South Sudan 60.22%
Malawi 56.86%
Liberia 54.19%
Uganda 53.66%
Burundi 51.76%
Mali 50.62%
Central African Republic 50.29%
Burkina Faso 49.92%
Zimbabwe 49.59%
Rwanda 44.22%
Gambia 40.36%
Chad 37.69%
Democratic Republic of Congo 35.08%
Haiti 34.85%
Guinea-Bissau 34.66%
Afghanistan 33.99%
Benin 32.17%
Sierra Leone 31.34%
Senegal 30.11%
Nepal 28.98%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.27%
Yemen 26.20%
Guinea 26.20%
Tajikistan 25.50%
Togo 24.18%
Somalia 15.82%
Comoros 13.70%
Afghanistan Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2020 33.99% -5.52%
2019 39.51% 0.11%
2018 39.40% 0.11%
2017 39.29% 0.10%
2016 39.19% 0.10%
2015 39.09% 0.10%
2014 38.99% 0.10%
2013 38.89% 0.10%
2012 38.79% 0.17%
2011 38.62% 0.13%
2010 38.49% -0.08%
2009 38.56% -0.13%
2008 38.69% -0.17%
2007 38.86% -0.20%
2006 39.06% -0.23%
2005 39.29% 0.17%
2004 39.12% 0.18%
2003 38.93% 0.20%
2002 38.74% 0.20%
2001 38.54% 0.17%
2000 38.37% 0.07%
1999 38.30% 0.04%
1998 38.26% -0.01%
1997 38.27% -0.07%
1996 38.35% -0.13%
1995 38.47% -0.16%
1994 38.63% -0.14%
1993 38.77% -0.09%
1992 38.87% -0.03%
1991 38.90% 0.00%
1990 38.90% 0.00%