The Labour Force Participation Rate in India stood at 49.8 percent in the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), showed. Labor Force Participation Rate in India averaged 53.90 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 63.70 percent in 2005 and a record low of 49.80 percent in 2018.

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India Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 5.00 8.30 3.53 percent [+]
Employed Persons 29579.00 28999.00 29579.00 17491.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 44.85 48.26 48.26 5.10 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 49.80 50.40 63.70 49.80 percent [+]
Population 1283.60 1268.96 1283.60 359.00 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 19400.00 19200.00 19400.00 19200.00 INR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 10300.00 10100.00 10300.00 10100.00 INR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 176.00 160.00 176.00 137.00 INR/Day [+]
Wages 272.19 255.65 272.19 3.87 INR/Day [+]
Wages High Skilled 43200.00 46200.00 47300.00 43200.00 INR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 347.30 322.07 347.30 4.86 INR/Day [+]
Wages Low Skilled 10900.00 11300.00 13500.00 10900.00 INR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.70 23.10 23.70 22.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 47.80 50.80 46.80 percent [+]


India Labor Force Participation Rate

The Labour Force Participation Rate measures the number of persons aged 15 and over who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - India Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.80 50.40 63.70 49.80 2005 - 2018 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.10 Apr/19
France 72.30 Mar/19
Netherlands 71.20 Jun/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Russia 67.70 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.00 Jun/19
Canada 65.70 Jun/19
Italy 65.70 May/19
South Korea 64.20 Jun/19
United States 62.90 Jun/19
Japan 62.20 May/19
Brazil 62.10 May/19
Germany 61.80 Dec/18
Mexico 60.20 May/19
South Africa 58.80 Mar/19
Spain 58.35 Mar/19
Euro Area 57.40 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Mar/19
Turkey 53.10 Apr/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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