Ireland 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.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2022 was 54.81%, a 4.61% increase from 2021.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2021 was 50.20%, a 6.52% increase from 2020.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2020 was 43.68%, a 3.38% decline from 2019.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2019 was 47.06%, a 0.34% 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%
Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 54.81% 4.61%
2021 50.20% 6.52%
2020 43.68% -3.38%
2019 47.06% 0.34%
2018 46.72% 0.03%
2017 46.69% -3.77%
2016 50.46% 3.04%
2015 47.42% -0.63%
2014 48.05% -1.84%
2013 49.89% -0.38%
2012 50.27% -1.10%
2011 51.37% -2.49%
2010 53.86% -6.20%
2009 60.06% -5.90%
2008 65.96% -3.41%
2007 69.37% 0.98%
2006 68.40% 1.87%
2005 66.53% 5.73%
2004 60.80% -1.11%
2003 61.91% 0.76%
2002 61.15% -2.00%
2001 63.15% -2.48%
2000 65.63% 0.66%
1999 64.98% 2.51%
1998 62.47% 4.32%
1997 58.14% 2.70%
1996 55.44% -1.48%
1995 56.92% -0.52%
1994 57.44% -0.31%
1993 57.75% 0.14%
1992 57.61% -5.22%
1991 62.83% -1.73%
1990 64.56% -1.73%