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Glossary - Economic Activity Rate

The average economic activity rate for adults (15+) is 59.6% with a standard deviation of 11.2%. The lowest rate is 27.0% (Algeria) while the highest is 88.3% (United Republic of Tanzania).

The adult economic activity rate is the percentage of adults (15 years or above) which is economically active. Economically active are all employed (also self-employed) and unemployed persons (unemployed are internationally defined as people who seek for a job and are available to work within the next few weeks). Food production for own consumption and other non-monetary activities are also counted as economic activities. The figure also includes part-time work, as every person working one or more hours per week is considered to be economically active.



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