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.

Labor Force Participation Rate in India is expected to be 52.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the India Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 52.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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India Labor Force Participation Rate

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

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.

India Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 7.20 8.50 6.70 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 49.80 50.40 63.70 49.80 percent [+]
Population 1298.04 1283.60 1298.04 359.00 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 43200.00 46200.00 47300.00 43200.00 INR/Month [+]
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 [+]
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 176.00 176.00 176.00 137.00 INR/Day [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 47.80 50.80 46.80 percent [+]