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Latest Highlights                 2022


In 2022, the working age population (aged 15 years & over) was 353.9 thousand.

The labour force participation rate was 62.7 per cent.

Employment totalled 210.5 thousand

The unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.

More details ...   REPORT OF LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2022  

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Summary Data

 2017 (r) 2018 (r)2019 (r) 2020 (r) 2021 2022
Number (persons)
Working age population (15+)
  ​Male
  Female
343,400
181,600

161,800


351,700
 189,300
 162,400

361,400
 195,900
 165,500

347,500
186,700
160,700

350,300
185,200
165,100
353,900
187,300
166,600
Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
220,400
 128,800
 91,600

234,800
 140,100
 94,700

233,400
 142,200
 91,100

227,700
138,700
89,000

223,300
132,700
90,600
222,000
134,000
88,000
Employment (15+)
  Male
  Female
200,500
 118,300
 82,200

216,600
 130,400
 86,300

217,700
 134,000
 83,700

211,100
129,900
81,200
212,400
127,600
84,800
210,500
127,700
82,900
​​Unemployment (15+)
  Male
  Female
19,800
10,500
9,400

18,200
9,700
8,500

15,600
8,300
7,400


16,600
8,800
7,800


11,000
5,100
5,800

11,400
6,300
5,100

​​Unemployment (18-59 years old)
  Male
  Female
18,900
10,100
8,800


17,600
9,300
8,400

15,100
8,000
7,100

16,200
8,500
7,700

10,800
5,100
5,700
11,000
6,100
4,900
​​Outside Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
123,100
 52,800
 70,200

116,900
 49,200
 67,600

128,021
53,600
74,400

119,700
48,100
71,700

127,000
52,500
74,500
131,900
53,300
78,600
Distribution (%)
Working age population (15+)
  ​Male
  Female

100.0

52.9
47.1

100.0
53.8
45.2

100.0
54.2
45.8
100.0
53.7
46.3
100.0
52.9
47.1
100.0
52.9
47.1
Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
​100.0
58.4
41.6
100.0
59.7
40.3
100.0
60.9
39.0
100.0
60.9
39.1
100.0
59.4
40.6
100.0
60.4
39.6
Employment (15+)
  Male
  Female
​100.0
59.0
41.0

100.0
60.2
39.8
100.0
61.6
38.4
100.0
61.5
38.5
100.0
61.1
39.9
100.0
60.6
39.4
Unemployment (15+)
  Male
  Female
​100.0
53.0
47.5

100.0
53.3
46.7
100.0
53.2
47.4
100.0
59.9
47.4
100.0
46.9
53.1
100.0
55.5
44.5
​​Unemployment (18-59 years old)
  Male
  Female

100.0
53.4
46.6


100.0
52.8
47.7
100.0
53.0
47.0
100.0
52.6
47.4
100.0
47.0
53.0
100.0
55.2
44.8
Outside Labour Force (15+)
  Male
  Female
100.0
42.9
57.0
100.0
42.1
57.8
100.0
41.9
58.1
100.0
40.1
59.9
100.0
41.4
58.6
100.0
40.4
59.6
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1. The Labour Force statistics obtained from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) year 2017 to 2020 are revised based on the final data of the Population and Housing Census (BPP) 2021 and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2021.
2. Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.   


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