Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate

1990 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 32.3 % in Dec 2021, compared with 32.2 % in the previous year.
  • Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2021, with an average rate of 30.4 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 33.0 % in Dec 2010 and a record low of 27.5 % in Dec 1996.
  • Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Pakistan Population reached 229.2 million people in Jun 2022.
  • Unemployment Rate of Pakistan dropped to 6.3 % in Jun 2021.
  • The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 150.2 USD in Jun 2021.

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

Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate

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

Pakistan Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 32.3 % in Dec 2021, compared with 32.2 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
32.3 2021 32.2 2019 27.5 1996 33.0 2010 % yearly 1990 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 64.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2023
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.8 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Armenia (%) 59.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
Australia (%) 66.8 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 1978 - Apr 2024
Austria (%) 77.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 70.2 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Bahrain (%) 71.9 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Bangladesh (%) 58.2 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Belarus (%) 86.8 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Belgium (%) 70.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2023
Bolivia (%) 77.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2015 - Sep 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.8 2023 yearly 2006 - 2023
Botswana (%) 64.5 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Brazil (%) 62.0 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2024
Brunei (%) 64.3 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Bulgaria (%) 55.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2024
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 65.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Apr 2024
Chile (%) 62.3 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 2009 - Feb 2024
China (%) 66.4 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Colombia (%) 63.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Croatia (%) 52.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2023
Cyprus (%) 64.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2024
Czech Republic (%) 60.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2023
Denmark (%) 74.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2024
Ecuador (%) 64.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2024
Egypt (%) 42.7 2022 yearly 2009 - 2022
Estonia (%) 66.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
European Union (%) 75.4 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Finland (%) 68.7 Apr 2024 monthly May 2004 - Apr 2024
France (%) 74.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2024
Georgia (%) 53.3 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Germany (%) 55.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2024
Ghana (%) 68.8 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Greece (%) 59.7 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2024
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 57.1 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1981 - Apr 2024
Hungary (%) 67.9 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2024
Iceland (%) 82.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2024
India (%) 42.4 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Indonesia (%) 69.8 Feb 2024 semiannually Feb 2005 - Feb 2024
Iran (%) 41.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Dec 2022
Ireland (%) 65.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2024
Israel (%) 62.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2024
Italy (%) 67.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2024
Ivory Coast (%) 64.4 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Japan (%) 62.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1968 - Mar 2024
Jordan (%) 39.4 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Kazakhstan (%) 68.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2024
Kenya (%) 73.7 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
South Korea (%) 65.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Apr 2024
Kosovo (%) 40.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2016 - Jun 2023
Kuwait (%) 71.5 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.1 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Laos (%) 59.6 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Latvia (%) 68.9 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2024
Lebanon (%) 45.5 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Lithuania (%) 63.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 1998 - Mar 2024
Luxembourg (%) 55.0 2023 yearly 2000 - 2023
Macau SAR, China (%) 67.6 Mar 2024 monthly Sep 1996 - Mar 2024
North Macedonia (%) 52.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2023 - Dec 2023
Malawi (%) 69.0 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Malaysia (%) 70.3 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2024
Malta (%) 81.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2023
Mauritius (%) 58.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Mexico (%) 60.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Moldova (%) 44.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2023
Mongolia (%) 59.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2024
Montenegro (%) 63.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
Morocco (%) 42.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2024
Mozambique (%) 79.0 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Myanmar (%) 59.4 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 40.5 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Netherlands (%) 73.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2024
New Zealand (%) 71.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2024
Nigeria (%) 59.1 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Norway (%) 65.3 2022 yearly 1989 - 2022
Oman (%) 68.3 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Pakistan (%) 32.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 44.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Jun 2002 - Sep 2023
Panama (%) 62.4 2023 yearly 2003 - 2023
Paraguay (%) 70.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2024
Peru (%) 72.4 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Philippines (%) 61.1 Jan 2024 quarterly Jul 2003 - Jan 2024
Poland (%) 58.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2024
Portugal (%) 60.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Qatar (%) 87.7 2022 yearly 2006 - 2022
Romania (%) 51.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2023
Russia (%) 68.4 Feb 2024 monthly Aug 2009 - Feb 2024
Saudi Arabia (%) 61.7 Mar 2023 quarterly Jun 2016 - Mar 2023
Serbia (%) 55.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2023
Slovakia (%) 62.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2021 - Dec 2023
Slovenia (%) 58.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2023
South Africa (%) 60.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2024
Spain (%) 59.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2023
Sri Lanka (%) 47.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Sudan (%) 47.6 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Sweden (%) 75.6 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2005 - Apr 2024
Switzerland (%) 67.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2024
Syria (%) 38.7 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.7 2023 yearly 2000 - 2023
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -29,641.346 2022 yearly 1991 - 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 25,992.914 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2000 - Mar 2024
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.8 2023 yearly 2000 - 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 71.6 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (PKR bn) 29,450.360 2028 yearly 1993 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (PKR bn) 113,284.270 2028 yearly 1994 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (PKR bn) 21,759.820 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
CG Revenue: ytd: Tax (PKR mn) 4,834,306.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2023
Consolidated Govt (CG) Revenue: ytd (PKR mn) 9,780,421.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2000 - Mar 2024
Consolidated Govt Revenue: Tax: Federal: Direct Tax (PKR mn) 2,280,470.000 2022 yearly 2016 - 2022
Consolidated Govt (CG) Expenditure: ytd (PKR mn) 13,682,837.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2000 - Mar 2024
CG Expenditure: ytd: Current (PKR mn) 12,333,295.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2000 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.363 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,110.0 May 2024 monthly Jan 1968 - May 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,349.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 7.4 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1988 - Apr 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 43,709.814 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 229,266.745 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 6,879.761 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 4,723.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 10.5 May 2024 monthly Dec 1988 - May 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 322,961.887 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,291,292.991 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 572.404 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1969 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 175.492 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 246.030 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,285.664 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2024
Exports: Petroleum & Coal (PKR mn) 4,498.000 Mar 2024 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2024
Trade Balance: USD (USD mn) -3,192.00 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 75.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 323.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2024
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.0 2023 yearly 1977 - 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 258.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2024
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2023 yearly 1977 - 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 95.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.3 2023 yearly 2003 - 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -5.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 100.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
External Debt (USD mn) 130,401.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2024
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 37.3 2023 yearly 2000 - 2023
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 2,979.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2024
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.9 2023 yearly 2006 - 2023
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.387 2023 yearly 1980 - 2023
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -130,433.822 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2023
BoP: Cr: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) 7,737.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Debit: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 17,994.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -838.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -1,823.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 44.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 62.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2023
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) -2.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Dr: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) 13,542.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Credit: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 18,317.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 8,176.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Cr: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 48.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI): Liabilities (USD mn) 447.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) -5,805.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 90.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Cr: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) 2,042.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Liabilities (USD mn) 779.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) -141.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) -225.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -86.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Dr: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 4.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Dr: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) 2,060.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options (USD mn) 0.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI): Assets (USD mn) 361.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Assets (USD mn) 308.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -97.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Cr: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) 237.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Dr: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) 2,267.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) -471.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Cr: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 8,301.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) -147.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
BoP: Dr: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 125.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2024
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 157,104.381 2023 yearly 2014 - 2023
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -130,433.822 2023 yearly 2014 - 2023
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 26,670.559 2023 yearly 2014 - 2023
External Debt: Private Sector (USD mn) 12,959.834 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2024
External Debt: Public (USD mn) 98,500.535 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2024
Workers' Remittances (USD mn) 2,811.860 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1972 - Apr 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Hong Kong (USD mn) 29.503 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: United States (USD mn) 1.318 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2012 - Apr 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Switzerland (USD mn) 0.403 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: United Kingdom (USD mn) 0.741 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2012 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Italy (USD mn) -0.010 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2011 - Apr 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: China (USD mn) 6.724 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2012 - Apr 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: United Kingdom (USD mn) 22.578 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: U.A.E (USD mn) 2.661 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2012 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 1.379 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2012 - Mar 2024
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: United States (USD mn) 19.547 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Mar 2024
FDI: Food (USD mn) 2.199 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Apr 2024
FDI: Chemicals (USD mn) 2.275 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Apr 2024
FDI: Tobacco & Cigarettes (USD mn) 4.090 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 2001 - Apr 2024
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 7.9 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2024
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 3,634.327 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 2003 - Mar 2024
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 39,342.676 Feb 2024 monthly Jul 1991 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 116,827.767 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2023
M2 Growth (%) 15.3 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2024
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2006 - Mar 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 13,750.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1959 - Apr 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 5.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2006 - Mar 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 4,604.696 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 97,391.375 2022 yearly 1997 - 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 23.8 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 154,958.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 2008 - Mar 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 20.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 2009 - Mar 2024
Total Loans (USD mn) 42,006.319 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2007 - Apr 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) -0.73 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2008 - Apr 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 9.50 2023 yearly 2005 - 2023
Money Supply M0: Reserve Money (PKR mn) 11,167,306.217 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2024
ORA: Gold Including Gold Deposits and Gold Swapped (USD mn) 2,711.52 May 2018 monthly Oct 2003 - May 2018
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves (FCR) (USD mn) 4,791.727 Mar 2024 monthly Oct 2003 - Mar 2024

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