Labor Force Participation Rate by Selected Countries

Percent of Workforce
Time Series:
Annually, 2013 - Present

Labor force participation rate indicates the number of people who are actively participating in the labor force, as a percentage of the total number of people who are eligible to participate in the labor force.

This graph on the right shows the labor force participation rates in the United States and in Germany, Japan and South Korea—in the last 8 years.