Sweden 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.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2022 was 56.75%, a 2.72% increase from 2021.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2021 was 54.03%, a 1.98% increase from 2020.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2020 was 52.05%, a 2.96% decline from 2019.
  • Sweden labor force participation rate for 2019 was 55.02%, a 0.93% 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%
Sweden Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 56.75% 2.72%
2021 54.03% 1.98%
2020 52.05% -2.96%
2019 55.02% 0.93%
2018 54.09% -0.62%
2017 54.70% -0.14%
2016 54.84% -0.29%
2015 55.13% -0.31%
2014 55.45% 0.95%
2013 54.50% 1.91%
2012 52.58% -0.40%
2011 52.98% 1.35%
2010 51.63% 0.61%
2009 51.03% -1.82%
2008 52.84% 0.61%
2007 52.24% 0.90%
2006 51.34% 1.45%
2005 49.89% 1.34%
2004 48.55% -2.08%
2003 50.63% 0.13%
2002 50.50% -1.85%
2001 52.36% -0.17%
2000 52.53% -0.17%
1999 52.70% -0.17%
1998 52.87% -0.17%
1997 53.04% -0.17%
1996 53.21% -0.17%
1995 53.38% -0.17%
1994 53.55% -1.36%
1993 54.91% -5.46%
1992 60.37% -5.47%
1991 65.84% -3.24%
1990 69.09% -3.24%