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Highest labour-force participation

% of working-age population working or looking for work 2018 or latest

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    86.9
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    86.4
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    83.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    83.6
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    83.2
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Nepal
    Result
    83.0
  7. Rank
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    83.0
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Cambodia
    Result
    81.1
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    North Korea
    Result
    80.6
  10. Rank
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    80.6
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    80.3
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    79.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    78.7
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    78.5
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    78.2
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    77.7
  17. Rank
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    77.7
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    77.4
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    77.3
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    77.2
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    76.3
  22. Rank
    Country
    Iceland
    Result
    76.3
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    75.2
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Bahamas
    Result
    74.6
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Kuwait
    Result
    73.9
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    73.0
  27. Rank
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    73.0
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    72.8
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    72.3
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    72.1

Index key & notes

Notes

Population defined as those aged 15 or over.

Source: ILO