India 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.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2022 was 28.04%, a 0.72% increase from 2021.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2021 was 27.32%, a 0.54% increase from 2020.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2020 was 26.78%, a 1.38% decline from 2019.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2019 was 28.15%, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 69.80%
Cambodia 58.90%
Angola 56.20%
Honduras 54.65%
Vanuatu 54.33%
Nicaragua 50.85%
Cameroon 47.49%
Lao PDR 47.45%
Bolivia 45.88%
Indonesia 45.44%
Vietnam 44.43%
Pakistan 44.00%
Lesotho 42.50%
Kenya 42.26%
Ghana 41.84%
El Salvador 41.78%
Republic of Congo 41.77%
Bangladesh 40.14%
Timor-Leste 39.03%
Georgia 38.13%
Zambia 38.02%
Kyrgyz Republic 36.69%
Uzbekistan 35.75%
Papua New Guinea 34.44%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.66%
Philippines 32.94%
Cabo Verde 30.75%
Sri Lanka 30.18%
West Bank and Gaza 29.87%
Tunisia 28.89%
Mongolia 28.89%
India 28.04%
Bhutan 27.88%
Morocco 27.10%
Sudan 26.49%
Nigeria 25.09%
Eswatini 23.78%
Egypt 23.34%
Mauritania 20.33%
Moldova 18.44%
Djibouti 13.75%
India Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 28.04% 0.72%
2021 27.32% 0.54%
2020 26.78% -1.38%
2019 28.15% 1.43%
2018 26.72% -1.18%
2017 27.90% -1.22%
2016 29.12% -1.25%
2015 30.36% -1.28%
2014 31.64% -1.30%
2013 32.94% -1.33%
2012 34.27% -1.23%
2011 35.50% -1.24%
2010 36.74% -1.05%
2009 37.79% -1.06%
2008 38.85% -1.07%
2007 39.92% -1.08%
2006 41.01% -1.09%
2005 42.10% -0.44%
2004 42.54% -0.44%
2003 42.98% -0.44%
2002 43.42% -0.44%
2001 43.86% -0.44%
2000 44.30% 0.14%
1999 44.16% 0.14%
1998 44.02% 0.14%
1997 43.89% 0.14%
1996 43.75% 0.14%
1995 43.61% 0.14%
1994 43.46% -0.09%
1993 43.55% -0.13%
1992 43.69% -0.18%
1991 43.86% -0.22%
1990 44.09% -0.22%