Jamaica 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.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2022 was 34.93%, a 1.17% increase from 2021.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2021 was 33.75%, a 0.7% decline from 2020.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2020 was 34.46%, a 1.26% decline from 2019.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2019 was 35.72%, a 1.39% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Jamaica Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 34.93% 1.17%
2021 33.75% -0.70%
2020 34.46% -1.26%
2019 35.72% 1.39%
2018 34.32% -2.17%
2017 36.49% 0.15%
2016 36.33% 2.34%
2015 34.00% 1.18%
2014 32.82% 0.33%
2013 32.49% 1.50%
2012 30.99% -2.27%
2011 33.26% 2.19%
2010 31.08% -3.33%
2009 34.40% -4.02%
2008 38.42% -0.29%
2007 38.71% -0.29%
2006 39.00% -0.29%
2005 39.28% -0.29%
2004 39.57% -0.81%
2003 40.38% -0.75%
2002 41.13% -0.75%
2001 41.88% -1.45%
2000 43.33% -1.47%
1999 44.80% -2.09%
1998 46.90% -0.95%
1997 47.85% -0.95%
1996 48.79% -0.94%
1995 49.74% -0.94%
1994 50.68% -0.94%
1993 51.61% -0.93%
1992 52.54% -0.93%
1991 53.48% -0.94%
1990 54.41% -0.94%