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Labor > Force > Female > % of total labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mozambique 53.45% 2005
2 Burundi 51.93% 2005
3 Cambodia 51.35% 2005
4 Rwanda 51.17% 2005
5 The Bahamas 49.83% 2005
6 Malawi 49.82% 2005
7 Kazakhstan 49.58% 2005
8 Tanzania 49.42% 2005
9 Estonia 49.4% 2005
10 Belarus 49.3% 2005
=11 Lithuania 49.17% 2005
=11 Armenia 49.17% 2005
13 Ukraine 49.07% 2005
14 Russia 48.96% 2005
15 Latvia 48.67% 2005
16 Vietnam 48.45% 2005
17 Madagascar 48.4% 2005
18 Uganda 48.27% 2005
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 48.1% 2005
20 Ghana 48% 2005
21 Finland 47.77% 2005
22 Moldova 47.73% 2005
23 Azerbaijan 47.68% 2005
24 Papua New Guinea 47.56% 2005
25 Mali 47.52% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 47.42% 2005
26 Barbados 47.38% 2005
27 Sweden 47.37% 2005
28 Norway 47.29% 2005
29 Macau 47.16% 2005
30 Israel 47.04% 2005
31 Chad 46.94% 2005
32 Denmark 46.76% 2005
33 Vanuatu 46.71% 2005
34 Turkmenistan 46.67% 2005
35 Switzerland 46.65% 2005
36 Iceland 46.64% 2005
37 Burkina Faso 46.62% 2005
38 Hong Kong 46.59% 2005
39 Virgin Islands 46.58% 2005
40 Guinea 46.57% 2005
41 New Zealand 46.56% 2005
42 Portugal 46.49% 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 46.47% 2005
43 Canada 46.36% 2005
44 United States 46.23% 2005
45 Romania 46.19% 2005
46 Slovenia 46.17% 2005
47 Thailand 46.16% 2005
48 Netherlands Antilles 46.1% 2005
49 Central African Republic 46.09% 2005
50 Bulgaria 46% 2005
51 United Kingdom 45.99% 2005
52 France 45.94% 2005
53 Angola 45.79% 2005
54 Poland 45.73% 2005
55 Australia 45.51% 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 45.29% 2005
56 Germany 45.17% 2005
57 Czech Republic 45.16% 2005
58 Slovakia 45.14% 2005
59 Hungary 45.13% 2005
60 Cyprus 45.09% 2005
Europe average (profile) 45.07% 2005
61 Croatia 45% 2005
62 Burma 44.96% 2005
63 Ethiopia 44.89% 2005
European Union average (profile) 44.83% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 44.69% 2005
64 Austria 44.61% 2005
65 Uzbekistan 44.6% 2005
66 China 44.54% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 44.54% 2005
67 Lesotho 44.49% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 44.4% 2005
68 Colombia 44.32% 2005
=69 Netherlands 44.18% 2005
=69 Kyrgyzstan 44.18% 2005
71 Uruguay 44.16% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 44.15% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 44.04% 2005
72 Zimbabwe 44% 2005
=73 Tajikistan 43.78% 2005
=73 Kenya 43.78% 2005
75 Namibia 43.63% 2005
76 Jamaica 43.59% 2005
77 Bolivia 43.57% 2005
78 Belgium 43.48% 2005
79 Paraguay 43.47% 2005
80 Georgia 43.37% 2005
81 Gabon 43.32% 2005
82 Ireland 42.97% 2005
83 Brazil 42.88% 2005
84 Argentina 42.86% 2005
85 Senegal 42.5% 2005
86 Ecuador 42.4% 2005
=87 Serbia and Montenegro 42.21% 2005
=87 Zambia 42.21% 2005
89 Albania 42.12% 2005
90 Luxembourg 42% 2005
91 Peru 41.99% 2005
92 Niger 41.96% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 41.85% 2005
93 Botswana 41.76% 2005
94 Haiti 41.72% 2005
95 The Gambia 41.56% 2005
96 Saint Lucia 41.49% 2005
97 Puerto Rico 41.48% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 41.43% 2005
98 Democratic Republic of the Congo 41.16% 2005
99 Japan 41.08% 2005
100 Eritrea 41.06% 2005
101 Spain 41.04% 2005
102 Venezuela 40.92% 2005
103 Greece 40.86% 2005
104 Guinea-Bissau 40.85% 2005
105 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 40.82% 2005
106 South Korea 40.81% 2005
107 Laos 40.64% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 40.57% 2005
108 Nepal 40.5% 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 40.49% 2005
109 Mauritania 40.35% 2005
110 Congo, Republic of the 40.25% 2005
111 El Salvador 40.24% 2005
112 Mongolia 40.15% 2005
113 Italy 40.05% 2005
114 Comoros 40.04% 2005
115 Cameroon 39.92% 2005
116 Singapore 39.91% 2005
117 Liberia 39.9% 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 39.89% 2005
118 Philippines 39.76% 2005
119 Djibouti 39.34% 2005
120 Somalia 39.25% 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 38.96% 2005
=121 Maldives 38.91% 2005
=121 Trinidad and Tobago 38.91% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 38.84% 2005
123 Panama 38.82% 2005
124 Guam 38.81% 2005
125 North Korea 38.72% 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 38.7% 2005
126 Solomon Islands 38.58% 2005
127 Fiji 38.49% 2005
128 Sierra Leone 38.46% 2005
129 Benin 38.33% 2005
130 French Polynesia 38.29% 2005
131 South Africa 38.22% 2005
132 Indonesia 37.94% 2005
133 Tonga 37.82% 2005
134 Honduras 37.72% 2005
failed states average (profile) 37.71% 2005
135 East Timor 37.63% 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 37.59% 1999
Former British colonies average (profile) 37.56% 2005
136 Cuba 37.43% 2005
137 New Caledonia 36.99% 2005
138 Bangladesh 36.95% 2005
139 Togo 36.91% 2005
140 Guyana 36.86% 2005
141 Equatorial Guinea 36.82% 2005
142 Bhutan 36.6% 2005
143 Dominican Republic 35.9% 2005
144 Malaysia 35.81% 2005
145 Mauritius 35.66% 2005
146 Mexico 35.17% 2005
147 Costa Rica 35.14% 2005
148 Chile 35.09% 2005
149 Suriname 35.02% 2005
150 Nigeria 34.7% 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 34.29% 2005
151 Brunei 34.12% 2005
152 Belize 34.09% 2005
153 Cape Verde 33.83% 2005
154 Iran 33.77% 2005
155 Malta 33.68% 2005
156 Swaziland 32.86% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 32.22% 2005
157 Samoa 31.91% 2005
158 Guatemala 31.24% 2005
159 Algeria 30.66% 2005
160 Syria 30.61% 2005
161 Sri Lanka 30.4% 2005
162 Lebanon 30.38% 2005
163 Nicaragua 29.77% 2005
164 Cote d'Ivoire 29.26% 2005
165 Sao Tome and Principe 29.25% 2005
166 Afghanistan 28.39% 1989
167 India 28.35% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 28.06% 2005
168 Yemen 27.88% 2005
169 Tunisia 27.61% 2005
170 Libya 27.12% 2005
171 Pakistan 26.97% 2005
172 Turkey 26.44% 2005
173 Morocco 25.46% 2005
174 Kuwait 25.39% 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 25.27% 2005
175 Sudan 24.82% 2005
176 Jordan 24.41% 2005
177 Egypt 21.75% 2005
178 Iraq 18.99% 1999
179 Bahrain 18.73% 2005
180 Oman 16.43% 2005
181 Saudi Arabia 15.16% 2005
182 Qatar 13.72% 2005
183 United Arab Emirates 13.41% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Force > Female > % of total labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Force/Female/%-of-total-labor-force

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