Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2022 was 47.45%, a 0.3% decline from 2021.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2021 was 47.74%, a 0.27% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2020 was 47.47%, a 0.92% decline from 2019.
  • Lao PDR labor force participation rate for 2019 was 48.39%, a 0.48% decline 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%
Lao PDR Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 47.45% -0.30%
2021 47.74% 0.27%
2020 47.47% -0.92%
2019 48.39% -0.48%
2018 48.87% -0.58%
2017 49.45% -0.65%
2016 50.10% -0.67%
2015 50.77% -0.70%
2014 51.48% -0.75%
2013 52.22% -0.79%
2012 53.02% -0.79%
2011 53.81% -0.78%
2010 54.59% -0.83%
2009 55.42% -0.70%
2008 56.13% -0.74%
2007 56.86% -0.71%
2006 57.57% -0.83%
2005 58.41% -0.67%
2004 59.07% -0.58%
2003 59.65% -0.54%
2002 60.20% -0.52%
2001 60.72% -0.49%
2000 61.21% -0.48%
1999 61.70% -0.64%
1998 62.34% -0.24%
1997 62.58% -0.56%
1996 63.14% -0.54%
1995 63.68% -0.53%
1994 64.22% -0.63%
1993 64.85% -0.36%
1992 65.21% -0.31%
1991 65.53% -0.16%
1990 65.69% -0.16%