Labor Force of Egypt
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2021, the Labor Force of Egypt was 28,462,356, a difference of +592,145 (2.13% increase) compared to 2020. Also, the male labor force was 23,159,819, and the female labor force was 5,302,537.

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore the values for each year between 1990-2021.

The World Bank defines Labor Force as "people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period; it includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers" .

See also: Female Percent of the Labor Force of Egypt.

Data Source: World Bank.
Labor Force of Egypt
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Year Total Labor Force Male Labor Force Female Labor Force
1990 15516692 11775618 3741074
1991 15909214 12079866 3829348
1992 16473915 12408153 4065762
1993 17155233 13111745 4043488
1994 17974863 13677073 4297790
1995 18093219 13942635 4150584
1996 18370170 14238719 4131451
1997 18628900 14519365 4109535
1998 18882756 14796528 4086228
1999 20061904 15682390 4379514
2000 20088977 15605117 4483860
2001 20073204 15484470 4588734
2002 19861134 15640643 4220491
2003 20892446 16377588 4514858
2004 21942395 17121651 4820744
2005 22992916 17856299 5136617
2006 24046624 18580826 5465798
2007 25101035 18973872 6127163
2008 25445320 19575085 5870235
2009 26180947 19910610 6270337
2010 27557027 21081126 6475901
2011 27814540 21389381 6425159
2012 28199906 21651888 6548018
2013 28717575 21891407 6826168
2014 29084186 22080714 7003472
2015 28961629 21926849 7034780
2016 29254321 22005100 7249221
2017 28747249 21643804 7103445
2018 28245855 22229488 6016367
2019 28036701 22760194 5276507
2020 27870211 22658482 5211729
2021 28462356 23159819 5302537