China 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.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2022 was 48.33%, a 0.01% increase from 2021.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2021 was 48.32%, a 1.58% increase from 2020.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2020 was 46.74%, a 3.14% decline from 2019.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2019 was 49.88%, 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 58.00%
Brazil 56.76%
Paraguay 56.37%
Peru 55.60%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.75%
Maldives 50.33%
Guatemala 49.69%
China 48.33%
Dominican Republic 47.04%
Ecuador 46.52%
Colombia 46.02%
Belize 45.23%
Mexico 44.51%
Malaysia 43.49%
Azerbaijan 43.41%
Samoa 43.34%
Guyana 43.03%
Turkey 42.74%
Belarus 42.70%
Costa Rica 42.64%
Kazakhstan 40.84%
Armenia 40.40%
Thailand 39.80%
Mauritius 39.31%
Cuba 39.25%
Fiji 38.00%
Lebanon 36.75%
Botswana 35.79%
Suriname 35.65%
Jamaica 34.93%
Albania 34.42%
Montenegro 33.23%
Bosnia 32.36%
South Africa 29.75%
Serbia 29.32%
Namibia 29.18%
Tonga 28.30%
North Macedonia 28.24%
Venezuela 27.89%
Equatorial Guinea 27.58%
Iraq 27.20%
Romania 25.90%
Turkmenistan 25.52%
Jordan 25.14%
Iran 24.43%
Algeria 23.51%
Bulgaria 21.26%
Gabon 17.49%
Libya 16.44%
China Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 48.33% 0.01%
2021 48.32% 1.58%
2020 46.74% -3.14%
2019 49.88% -0.69%
2018 50.57% -0.77%
2017 51.35% -0.78%
2016 52.13% -0.77%
2015 52.90% -0.80%
2014 53.70% -0.84%
2013 54.54% -0.88%
2012 55.42% -0.89%
2011 56.31% -1.08%
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% -0.92%
1990 78.29% -0.92%