Which Population Works the Most?

Labour Force to Population (Total) (%), 2013
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2013, Qatar ranked the highest in Labour Force to Population (Total) with 75.2% followed by United Arab Emirates and Macao. On the other end of the scale was East Timor with 21.5%, Palestine with 23.9% and Jordan with 24.5%.

Average Labour Force to Population (Total) reached 46.5% in 2013 in the World. This is 0.475 % more than in the previous year and 1.64 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Labour Force to Population (Total) reached an all time high of 46.5% in 2013 and an all time low of 43.9% in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 0.254 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Labour Force to Population (Total) indicator page.

Labour Force to Population (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Bahamas % 55.6% 56.3% 57.0% 57.4% 57.8%
Bahrain % 52.4% 54.3% 55.7% 56.5% 56.7%
Cambodia % 53.9% 55.0% 55.7% 56.2% 56.7%
China % 57.6% 57.4% 57.3% 56.9% 57.2%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 59.9% 60.1% 60.4% 60.5% 60.7%
Iceland % 61.3% 61.2% 59.4% 58.9% 58.0%
Kazakhstan % 53.5% 53.8% 54.8% 55.0% 55.4%
Macao % 59.6% 61.1% 61.7% 62.1% 62.6%
Myanmar % 56.8% 57.2% 57.7% 58.0% 58.4%
Qatar % 68.9% 71.6% 73.5% 74.5% 75.1%
Singapore % 52.5% 54.5% 55.1% 55.5% 56.1%
Switzerland % 56.9% 57.6% 57.9% 57.6% 58.0%
Thailand % 57.9% 58.3% 58.3% 58.4% 58.8%
United Arab Emirates % 64.4% 65.6% 66.5% 67.4% 67.8%
Vietnam % 55.6% 56.2% 56.8% 57.3% 57.8%