Employment to population ratio, by region 1991-2015

This graph shows the employment to population ratio in different regions across the world in 1991 & projections for 2015. The employment-to-population ratio in the developing regions has fallen by 3.3 percentage points from 1991 to 2015, while in the developed regions it has declined by 1 percentage point.

Employment to population ratio worldwide in 1991 & 2015, by region

Eastern Asia74%68%
South-Eastern Asia67%67%
Sub-Saharan Africa63%65%
Latin America & the Caribbean57%62%
Developing regions64%61%
Caucasus & Central Asia58%60%
Developed regions57%56%
Southern Asia58%53%
Western Asia47%46%
Northern Africa41%43%
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Release date

July 2015



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Projection.

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