Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate

2009 - 2021 | Yearly | % | Central Bank of Egypt

Key information about Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 42.9 % in Jun 2021, compared with 41.5 % in the previous year.
  • Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Jun 2009 to Jun 2021, with an average rate of 46.6 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 49.3 % in Jun 2010 and a record low of 41.5 % in Jun 2020.
  • Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by Central Bank of Egypt.
  • In the latest reports, Egypt Population reached 102.1 million people in Jun 2021.
  • Unemployment Rate of Egypt dropped to 7.2 % in Mar 2022.
  • The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 231.5 USD in Dec 2020.

View Egypt's Labour Force Participation Rate from 2009 to 2021 in the chart:

Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Egypt's Labour Force Participation Rate in 2021?

Egypt Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 42.9 % in Jun 2021, compared with 41.5 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
42.9 2021 41.5 2020 41.5 2020 49.3 2010 % yearly 2009 - 2021

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 61.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Armenia (%) 58.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 67.0 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 77.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2021 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 63.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bahrain (%) 70.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh (%) 57.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (%) 86.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Belgium (%) 70.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.7 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Botswana (%) 60.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Brazil (%) 62.5 May 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - May 2022
Brunei (%) 63.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 55.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 65.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 59.8 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 68.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Colombia (%) 63.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2022
Croatia (%) 51.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 64.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (%) 59.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 70.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 64.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 42.9 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Estonia (%) 65.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 57.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Finland (%) 69.6 May 2022 monthly May 2004 - May 2022
France (%) 73.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 50.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Germany (%) 55.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 68.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Greece (%) 59.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 58.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 66.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Iceland (%) 78.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
India (%) 45.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 69.1 Feb 2022 semiannually Feb 2005 - Feb 2022
Iran (%) 40.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Mar 2022
Ireland (%) 64.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 63.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 55.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Japan (%) 62.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - May 2022
Jordan (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 69.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
South Korea (%) 64.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 39.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 76.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Latvia (%) 68.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 42.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 62.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1998 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) 55.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 68.3 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 55.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 75.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Malaysia (%) 69.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 78.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 54.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Mexico (%) 60.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 40.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 56.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 44.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 78.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 54.7 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Nepal (%) 79.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 72.3 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
New Zealand (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Norway (%) 66.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Oman (%) 68.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 50.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 45.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 71.9 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Philippines (%) 63.4 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 59.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 88.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Romania (%) 51.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 68.5 Dec 2021 monthly Aug 2009 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 60.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2016 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 55.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 59.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (%) 58.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 56.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 51.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Sweden (%) 75.1 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 66.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -23,698.919 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 44,298.750 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.5 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 316,592.2 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 68.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (EGP bn) 3,795.815 2027 yearly 1999 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (EGP bn) 11,469.333 2027 yearly 1998 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (EGP bn) 2,995.510 2027 yearly 1999 - 2027
Government Budget: ytd: Expenditure (EGP mn) 1,470,893.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Government Budget: ytd: Revenue (EGP mn) 1,030,101.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Government Budget: ytd: Cash Deficit (EGP mn) -440,792.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Government Budget: ytd: Overall Fiscal Balance (EGP mn) -436,609.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Government Budget: ytd: Financing (EGP mn) 472,344.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2005 - Jun 2021
Gross Domestic Debt (EGP mn) 4,742,107.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 0.423 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,702.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 4,935.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1994 - Apr 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 73.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1995 - Apr 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 434,039.287 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 206,490.894 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 45,603.526 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 6,637.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1994 - Apr 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 12.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1995 - Apr 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,734,605.303 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 678,318.860 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 251.926 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2015 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 547.538 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2015 - Feb 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 170.141 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2015 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,064.468 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2015 - Mar 2022
Trade Balance: USD (USD mn) -1,702.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1994 - Apr 2022
Exports: National: EGP (EGP mn) 64,964.000 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2022
Imports: EGP (EGP mn) 107,446.000 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 94.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -5,792.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,600.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -6,055.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -713.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 4,274.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 157,801.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 33.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1999 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 12,842.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -16.426 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -230,212.100 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods and Services: Services (USD mn) 2,705.200 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Transfers (USD mn) 7,879.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
BoP: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) -53.700 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Net Portfolio Investment in Egypt (USD mn) -6,055.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
BoP: Overall Balance (USD mn) -7,255.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
BoP: CF: Financial Account (USD mn) 5,430.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Net Investment (OI) (USD mn) 9,982.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods and Services (USD mn) -7,932.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -854.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -94.300 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment Abroad (USD mn) -2.700 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods and Services: Trade Balance (USD mn) -10,638.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 132,687.100 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Central & Local Government (USD mn) 85,461.300 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Inflow: Arab Countries: Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 80.200 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Inflow: United States of America (USD mn) 392.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Inflow: Arab Countries: Kuwait (USD mn) 155.600 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Inflow: European Union (EU) (USD mn) 1,094.900 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Inflow: Other Countries: China (USD mn) 65.600 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 8.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 80,518.079 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 349,500.589 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 23.6 May 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 14.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 25,863.9 May 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.511 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 4.1 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - Apr 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 7,398.000 May 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 381,073.419 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 26.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 2005 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 352,348.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - May 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 36,576.6 May 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - May 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 187,172.456 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 1996 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 29.10 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 1997 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 28.29 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2002 - Jun 2021
Reserve Money: M0 (EGP mn) 1,196,341.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Domestic Liquidity: M2: Money Supply (M1) (EGP mn) 1,496,662.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Counterpart Assets: DA: Credit (EGP mn) 6,513,010.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Domestic Liquidity: M2: Quasi Money (QM) (EGP mn) 4,999,820.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Domestic Liquidity: M2 (EGP mn) 6,496,482.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
International Reserves: Gross Official Reserves: Foreign Currency (USD mn) 28,051.000 May 2022 monthly Nov 2004 - May 2022
International Reserves: Net (USD mn) 35,495.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Banks Deposits: excl Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) (EGP mn) 6,980,528.000 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 1996 - Mar 2022
Banks Loans: excl Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) (EGP mn) 3,348,197.000 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 2003 - Mar 2022

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