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Labor > 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 people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Rwanda 52.84% 2008
2 Burundi 52.65% 2008
3 Lesotho 52.38% 2008
4 Mozambique 52.08% 2008
5 Sierra Leone 51.44% 2008
6 Moldova 50.66% 2008
7 Laos 50.55% 2008
8 Azerbaijan 50.16% 2008
9 Kazakhstan 49.97% 2008
10 Malawi 49.91% 2008
11 Russia 49.66% 2008
12 Armenia 49.6% 2008
13 Netherlands Antilles 49.55% 2008
14 Belarus 49.51% 2008
15 Tanzania 49.41% 2008
16 Estonia 49.22% 2008
17 Madagascar 49.18% 2008
18 Ghana 49.16% 2008
19 Lithuania 48.93% 2008
20 Papua New Guinea 48.89% 2008
=21 Ukraine 48.87% 2008
=21 Latvia 48.87% 2008
23 Cambodia 48.75% 2008
24 Vietnam 48.72% 2008
25 The Bahamas 48.13% 2008
26 Finland 48.08% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 48.08% 2008
27 Barbados 47.86% 2008
28 Zimbabwe 47.77% 2008
29 Liberia 47.65% 2008
30 Norway 47.58% 2008
31 Botswana 47.5% 2008
32 Mongolia 47.4% 2008
33 Sweden 47.38% 2008
34 Ethiopia 47.13% 2008
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 47.12% 2008
36 Georgia 47% 2008
37 France 46.98% 2008
38 Burkina Faso 46.96% 2008
39 Denmark 46.94% 2008
40 Canada 46.9% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 46.82% 2008
41 Guinea 46.82% 2008
42 Portugal 46.79% 2008
43 Namibia 46.73% 2008
44 Turkmenistan 46.71% 2008
45 Vanuatu 46.65% 2008
=46 Central African Republic 46.6% 2008
=46 Uganda 46.6% 2008
48 Kenya 46.54% 2008
49 Switzerland 46.49% 2008
50 Slovenia 46.46% 2008
51 Gabon 46.36% 2008
52 Bulgaria 46.27% 2008
53 Comoros 46.25% 2008
54 The Gambia 46.22% 2008
=55 Thailand 46.21% 2008
=55 New Zealand 46.21% 2008
57 United States 46.09% 2008
58 Israel 46.01% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 45.98% 2008
59 Uzbekistan 45.89% 2008
60 Iceland 45.78% 2008
61 Benin 45.75% 2008
62 United Kingdom 45.66% 2008
63 Cyprus 45.56% 2008
64 Austria 45.52% 2008
65 Croatia 45.49% 2008
66 Netherlands 45.46% 2008
=67 Hungary 45.44% 2008
=67 Germany 45.44% 2008
Europe average (profile) 45.4% 2008
69 Nepal 45.36% 2008
70 Australia 45.33% 2008
71 Chad 45.29% 2008
72 Jamaica 45.05% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 45.04% 2008
European Union average (profile) 45.02% 2008
73 Belgium 44.95% 2008
74 Poland 44.83% 2008
75 European Union 44.8% 2008
76 Slovakia 44.72% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 44.71% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 44.68% 2008
77 China 44.65% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 44.54% 2008
78 Romania 44.54% 2008
79 Burma 44.47% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 44.35% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.12% 2008
80 Djibouti 43.91% 2008
81 Bolivia 43.87% 2008
82 Zambia 43.77% 2008
83 Uruguay 43.7% 2008
84 South Africa 43.67% 2008
85 Eritrea 43.64% 2008
86 Tajikistan 43.55% 2008
=87 Virgin Islands 43.5% 2008
=87 Brazil 43.5% 2008
89 Congo, Republic of the 43.47% 2008
90 Swaziland 43.41% 2008
91 Czech Republic 43.4% 2008
92 Luxembourg 43.35% 2008
93 Peru 43.28% 2008
94 Togo 43.27% 2008
95 Senegal 43.13% 2008
96 Brunei 43.04% 2008
97 Trinidad and Tobago 43.01% 2008
98 Spain 42.98% 2008
99 Cape Verde 42.91% 2008
100 Ireland 42.81% 2008
101 Haiti 42.72% 2008
102 Kyrgyzstan 42.59% 2008
103 Maldives 42.52% 2008
104 Guinea-Bissau 42.43% 2008
105 Albania 42.26% 2008
106 El Salvador 42.23% 2008
107 Tonga 41.74% 2008
108 Puerto Rico 41.73% 2008
109 Mauritania 41.69% 2008
110 Singapore 41.66% 2008
111 Japan 41.5% 2008
112 Saint Lucia 41.49% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 41.43% 2008
113 Argentina 41.11% 2008
114 Bangladesh 40.93% 2008
115 Somalia 40.91% 2008
116 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 40.9% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 40.89% 2008
117 East Timor 40.87% 2008
118 French Polynesia 40.73% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 40.62% 2008
119 Democratic Republic of the Congo 40.6% 2008
120 Italy 40.43% 2008
121 Greece 40.42% 2008
122 Cameroon 39.85% 2008
123 Guam 39.82% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 39.69% 2008
124 Venezuela 39.08% 2008
=125 Dominican Republic 38.92% 2008
=125 New Caledonia 38.92% 2008
127 Bhutan 38.9% 2008
128 Paraguay 38.69% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 38.66% 2008
129 Indonesia 38.4% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 38.3% 2008
130 Philippines 38.19% 2008
131 Cuba 38.02% 2008
132 Ecuador 37.91% 2008
133 Sao Tome and Principe 37.88% 2008
134 Nicaragua 37.82% 2008
135 Guatemala 37.8% 2008
136 Chile 37.52% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 36.94% 2008
137 Panama 36.87% 2008
failed states average (profile) 36.86% 2008
138 Mali 36.8% 2008
139 Suriname 36.79% 2008
140 Cote d'Ivoire 36.7% 2008
141 Mauritius 36.35% 2008
142 Belize 36.08% 2008
143 Mexico 36.02% 2008
144 Colombia 35.66% 2008
145 Costa Rica 35.24% 2008
146 Malaysia 35.17% 2008
147 Nigeria 34.9% 2008
148 Guyana 34.6% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 34.29% 2008
149 Honduras 34% 2008
150 Malta 33.73% 2008
151 Fiji 32.71% 2008
152 Sri Lanka 32.66% 2008
153 Solomon Islands 31.45% 2008
154 Samoa 31.36% 2008
155 Algeria 31.24% 2008
156 Niger 30.77% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 30.67% 2008
157 Equatorial Guinea 30.09% 2008
158 Sudan 29.5% 2008
159 India 27.79% 2008
160 Afghanistan 26.57% 2008
161 Tunisia 26.56% 2008
162 Turkey 26.21% 2008
163 Morocco 26.07% 2008
164 Lebanon 24.94% 2008
165 Kuwait 24.31% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 23.43% 2008
166 Jordan 22.84% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 22.84% 2008
167 Libya 21.89% 2008
168 Syria 20.68% 2008
169 Bahrain 20.26% 2008
170 Pakistan 19.16% 2008
171 Oman 18.29% 2008
172 Saudi Arabia 16.32% 2008
173 Iraq 16.07% 2008
174 United Arab Emirates 15.47% 2008
175 Qatar 11.63% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Labor force > Female > % of total labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-force/Female/%-of-total-labor-force

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