Rankings

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Lowest labour-force participation

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

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    38.5
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Timor-Leste
    Result
    39.0
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Jordan
    Result
    39.3
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Puerto Rico
    Result
    41.2
  5. Rank
    Country
    Syria
    Result
    41.2
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Algeria
    Result
    41.3
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Moldova
    Result
    42.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    42.6
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    43.6
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    44.1
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Morocco
    Result
    45.4
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    46.3
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    46.4
  14. Rank
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    46.4
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Tunisia
    Result
    46.5
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    46.8
  17. Rank
    Country
    Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    46.8
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    47.2
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    47.3
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    48.1
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    48.9
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    50.7
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Suriname
    Result
    51.6
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    51.7
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    India
    Result
    51.9
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    52.1
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Libya
    Result
    52.4
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    52.5
  29. Rank
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    52.5
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Greece
    Result
    52.8

Index key & notes

Notes

Population defined as those aged 15 or over.

Source: ILO