North Korea 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.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2022 was 66.36%, a 0.49% increase from 2021.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2021 was 65.86%, a 0.13% increase from 2020.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2020 was 65.74%, a 1.26% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea labor force participation rate for 2019 was 67.00%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Madagascar 72.70%
Ethiopia 70.01%
Tanzania 69.17%
Eritrea 68.26%
North Korea 66.36%
Niger 62.06%
South Sudan 61.07%
Mozambique 60.95%
Malawi 54.94%
Liberia 54.89%
Mali 54.41%
Uganda 53.42%
Burundi 52.93%
Central African Republic 50.83%
Burkina Faso 50.50%
Zimbabwe 49.75%
Gambia 41.11%
Rwanda 40.85%
Chad 38.16%
Democratic Republic of Congo 35.52%
Haiti 34.96%
Guinea-Bissau 34.89%
Benin 32.83%
Sierra Leone 31.45%
Senegal 30.47%
Nepal 29.05%
Syrian Arab Republic 27.26%
Yemen 26.52%
Guinea 26.46%
Tajikistan 25.51%
Togo 24.47%
Somalia 15.98%
Comoros 13.69%
North Korea Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 66.36% 0.49%
2021 65.86% 0.13%
2020 65.74% -1.26%
2019 67.00% 0.02%
2018 66.98% 0.47%
2017 66.51% 0.41%
2016 66.10% -0.33%
2015 66.42% 0.17%
2014 66.25% -0.05%
2013 66.30% -0.05%
2012 66.35% -0.08%
2011 66.42% -0.03%
2010 66.45% 0.10%
2009 66.35% 0.14%
2008 66.21% -0.25%
2007 66.45% 0.18%
2006 66.27% 0.18%
2005 66.09% -0.28%
2004 66.38% -0.11%
2003 66.49% -0.08%
2002 66.57% -0.03%
2001 66.60% -0.27%
2000 66.87% 0.05%
1999 66.82% -0.48%
1998 67.30% 0.20%
1997 67.10% 0.78%
1996 66.32% 0.48%
1995 65.83% 0.61%
1994 65.22% 0.39%
1993 64.83% 0.65%
1992 64.18% 0.95%
1991 63.23% 0.65%
1990 62.57% 0.65%