Zambia 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.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2022 was 38.02%, a 0.06% decline from 2021.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 38.08%, a 1.26% decline from 2020.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 39.34%, a 2.68% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 36.66%, a 0.91% increase 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%
Zambia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 38.02% -0.06%
2021 38.08% -1.26%
2020 39.34% 2.68%
2019 36.66% 0.91%
2018 35.75% -0.71%
2017 36.46% -0.64%
2016 37.10% -0.53%
2015 37.63% -0.49%
2014 38.12% -0.39%
2013 38.51% -0.30%
2012 38.81% -0.26%
2011 39.07% -0.25%
2010 39.32% 0.00%
2009 39.32% 0.02%
2008 39.30% 0.06%
2007 39.24% 0.12%
2006 39.11% 0.21%
2005 38.90% 0.13%
2004 38.77% 0.16%
2003 38.61% 0.19%
2002 38.42% 0.21%
2001 38.21% 0.23%
2000 37.97% -0.16%
1999 38.13% -0.16%
1998 38.29% -0.14%
1997 38.43% -0.12%
1996 38.54% -0.08%
1995 38.62% -0.20%
1994 38.82% -0.20%
1993 39.02% -0.17%
1992 39.19% -0.10%
1991 39.29% 0.00%
1990 39.28% 0.00%