Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate

1990 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 73.2 % in Dec 2021, compared with 73.1 % in the previous year.
  • Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2021, with an average rate of 73.1 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 74.4 % in Dec 2016 and a record low of 72.4 % in Dec 1999.
  • Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Kenya Population reached 47.6 million people in Dec 2019.
  • Unemployment Rate of Kenya increased to 3.0 % in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 634.2 USD in Jun 2021.

View Kenya's Labour Force Participation Rate from 1990 to 2021 in the chart:

Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate

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

Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 73.2 % in Dec 2021, compared with 73.1 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
73.2 2021 73.1 2020 72.4 1999 74.4 2016 % yearly 1990 - 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 (%) 62.4 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 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 (%) 59.7 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Apr 2022
China (%) 68.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Colombia (%) 63.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Croatia (%) 51.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
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 (%) 41.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
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 (%) 62.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2022
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 55.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Japan (%) 62.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Apr 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 (%) 55.3 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 69.1 Apr 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Apr 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 (%) 54.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
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 (%) 54.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
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 (%) 64.7 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
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 (%) 61.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2016 - Dec 2021
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 (%) 49.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
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: % of GDP (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 11,211.254 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.2 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 72,535.4 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KES bn) 5,190.245 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KES bn) 13,813.335 2027 yearly 1998 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (KES bn) 4,315.443 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 185,817.879 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 362,747.063 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 1,520,933.682 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 1,281,623.146 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 2,069,112.502 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: VAT (KES mn) 382,306.771 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 1,490,045.768 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Central Government Debt: Domestic (KES mn) 4,032,368.180 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Central Government Debt: External (KES mn) 4,174,371.530 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.296 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,180.7 Jan 2022 monthly Oct 1992 - Jan 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 532.8 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 10.6 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,058.903 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 113,289.556 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 4,778.930 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,713.5 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 20.9 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Jan 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 466,200.846 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 127,044.927 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 40.550 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 101.973 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 16.949 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Feb 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 316.557 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2022
Imports (KES mn) 213,516.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports (KES mn) 77,063.150 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Re-Exports (KES mn) 6,399.250 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 11,361.240 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 363.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 13,558.640 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 3,567.810 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 6,360.070 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 6,399.160 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 7,681.590 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 4,292.690 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 5,385.080 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (KES mn) 50,645.010 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (KES mn) 39,240.820 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Chemicals (KES mn) 39,283.340 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Food and Live Animals (KES mn) 18,322.660 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Machinery and Transport Equipment (KES mn) 37,937.830 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: United Arab Emirates (KES mn) 36,265.170 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: India (KES mn) 21,434.900 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: South Africa (KES mn) 3,398.830 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Saudi Arabia (KES mn) 10,726.530 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Italy (KES mn) 1,641.820 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports Volume Index (2009=100) 107.100 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports Volume Index (2009=100) 110.800 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -648.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,332.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,267.135 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 13.5 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,253.625 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
External Debt (USD mn) 36,895.2 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 34.8 2020 yearly 2015 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 2,293.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -7.699 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
KE: IIP: Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -36,025.964 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Assets (USD mn) 16,942.231 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 52,968.195 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
Balance of Payment: Current Account (USD mn) -648.000 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 2014 - Dec 2021
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KES mn) 6,858.800 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Reserves and Related Items: Reserve Assets (KES mn) -24,917.900 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Current Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,490.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 19.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 383.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 993.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 5,074.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 36.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 265.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 141.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
Balance of Payments (BoP) (USD mn) 402.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) 524.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) -66.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 475.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -3,363.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,707.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) 451.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 1,701.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,710.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 1,183.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 19.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 182.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 17.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (KES mn) 135,897.000 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Dec 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 2,674.259 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 16,096.844 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 30,011.781 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.3 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.3 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,432.2 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.601 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 4.9 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 2005 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1.083 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1973 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 37,575.049 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 43,828.5 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 13.6 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 40,041.045 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.87 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 25.98 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M3: M2 (KES mn) 3,483,808.548 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3 (KES mn) 4,221,200.000 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (KES mn) 1,866,645.730 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Apr 2022

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