Barbados 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.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2022 was 42.99%, a 0.08% increase from 2021.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2021 was 42.91%, a 1.01% increase from 2020.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2020 was 41.90%, a 2.51% decline from 2019.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2019 was 44.40%, a 0.2% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 78.63%
Netherlands 72.22%
Australia 70.90%
New Zealand 66.18%
Switzerland 65.41%
Qatar 65.04%
Canada 64.39%
Norway 63.85%
Denmark 61.49%
Austria 57.04%
Sweden 56.75%
Malta 56.59%
Ireland 54.81%
Finland 53.68%
Germany 53.47%
United Kingdom 51.59%
United States 50.55%
Bahamas 50.08%
Japan 49.19%
Channel Islands 49.02%
UAE 47.75%
Estonia 46.11%
Panama 45.41%
Guam 44.99%
Uruguay 44.93%
Israel 44.61%
Macao 43.05%
Barbados 42.99%
Cyprus 41.49%
Bahrain 41.35%
France 40.39%
Brunei 39.74%
French Polynesia 38.61%
Oman 37.93%
Singapore 37.08%
Trinidad and Tobago 37.04%
Lithuania 36.99%
Argentina 36.81%
Slovenia 36.16%
New Caledonia 36.12%
Croatia 35.79%
Latvia 35.66%
Hong Kong 35.07%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33.27%
Spain 33.13%
Luxembourg 32.37%
Poland 31.42%
Belgium 30.83%
Hungary 30.37%
Portugal 30.33%
Chile 29.16%
South Korea 29.00%
Czech Republic 28.11%
Slovak Republic 27.38%
Italy 26.11%
Kuwait 25.64%
Puerto Rico 23.40%
Greece 22.67%
Saudi Arabia 20.70%
Barbados Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 42.99% 0.08%
2021 42.91% 1.01%
2020 41.90% -2.51%
2019 44.40% 0.20%
2018 44.21% 2.83%
2017 41.38% -2.39%
2016 43.77% 1.40%
2015 42.37% -3.96%
2014 46.33% -0.92%
2013 47.24% 0.04%
2012 47.20% -5.77%
2011 52.97% -0.68%
2010 53.65% -0.68%
2009 54.33% -0.68%
2008 55.01% -0.70%
2007 55.71% -0.62%
2006 56.34% -0.65%
2005 56.99% -0.66%
2004 57.65% 0.59%
2003 57.06% -0.82%
2002 57.88% -0.81%
2001 58.68% -0.81%
2000 59.49% -0.81%
1999 60.30% -0.77%
1998 61.07% -0.77%
1997 61.85% -2.52%
1996 64.37% -0.27%
1995 64.64% 1.76%
1994 62.88% 0.37%
1993 62.52% 0.38%
1992 62.14% -1.48%
1991 63.62% -1.45%
1990 65.07% -1.45%