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Labor > Unemployment, female > % of female labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Unemployment, female (% of female labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Djibouti 68.6% 2002
2 Yemen 54.7% 2010
3 Mauritania 44% 2008
4 Kosovo 40% 2012
5 Marshall Islands 37.3% 1999
6 Solomon Islands 33.7% 1999
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30.8% 2012
8 Republic of Macedonia 30.3% 2012
9 Greece 28.1% 2012
10 Lesotho 28% 2008
11 South Africa 27.7% 2012
12 Tunisia 27.4% 2011
13 Swaziland 26% 1997
14 Spain 25.4% 2012
15 Serbia 24.9% 2012
16 Sao Tome and Principe 24.5% 2006
17 Egypt 24.1% 2012
18 Maldives 23.8% 2006
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 23.27% 2012
=19 Ethiopia 22.6% 2006
=19 Cape Verde 22.6% 1990
21 Syria 22.5% 2010
22 New Caledonia 22.2% 1996
23 Saint Lucia 22% 2010
24 Dominican Republic 21.6% 2011
25 Montenegro 20.4% 2012
=26 Jordan 19.9% 2012
=26 Botswana 19.9% 2006
=28 Armenia 19.6% 2011
=28 Iraq 19.6% 2008
30 Sudan 19.3% 2008
31 Namibia 18.9% 2012
=32 Saudi Arabia 18.6% 2012
=32 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.6% 2001
34 Equatorial Guinea 18.5% 1983
35 Jamaica 17.8% 2012
36 Algeria 17.2% 2011
37 Comoros 16.9% 1991
38 Iran 16.8% 2008
39 Gabon 16.1% 1993
40 Albania 15.9% 2010
41 Portugal 15.6% 2012
42 Croatia 15.5% 2012
43 Guyana 15.3% 1992
44 Slovakia 14.5% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 14.01% 2012
45 The Bahamas 14% 2012
46 Latvia 13.9% 2012
=47 Georgia 13.8% 2012
=47 Colombia 13.8% 2012
49 Suriname 13.7% 2004
50 Senegal 13.6% 2006
=51 Mauritius 13% 2012
=51 Belize 13% 2007
53 Fiji 12.9% 2007
54 French Polynesia 12.8% 2007
55 Barbados 12.2% 2012
Europe average (profile) 12.02% 2012
56 Puerto Rico 12% 2012
57 Italy 11.9% 2012
58 Lithuania 11.5% 2012
59 Zambia 11.3% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 11.25% 2012
=60 Ireland 11% 2012
=60 Cyprus 11% 2012
=62 Mali 10.9% 2004
=62 Grenada 10.9% 2001
=62 Poland 10.9% 2012
=65 Turkey 10.8% 2012
=65 United Arab Emirates 10.8% 2009
=65 Guam 10.8% 2012
=65 Bulgaria 10.8% 2012
European Union average (profile) 10.67% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 10.64% 2012
69 Hungary 10.6% 2012
70 Tajikistan 10.5% 2009
71 European Union 10.42% 2012
72 Lebanon 10.3% 2009
73 Costa Rica 10.2% 2012
=74 France 10% 2012
=74 Malawi 10% 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 9.93% 2009
76 Morocco 9.9% 2012
=77 Dominica 9.5% 2001
=77 Afghanistan 9.5% 2005
=79 Slovenia 9.4% 2012
=79 Kyrgyzstan 9.4% 2008
81 Estonia 9.3% 2012
82 Brazil 9.1% 2011
83 Venezuela 9% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 9% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.84% 2012
=84 Argentina 8.8% 2012
=84 Antigua and Barbuda 8.8% 2001
=84 Nicaragua 8.8% 2010
=84 Burma 8.8% 1990
88 Pakistan 8.7% 2008
89 Tuvalu 8.6% 2005
90 Indonesia 8.5% 2009
=91 Haiti 8.3% 1999
=91 Uruguay 8.3% 2012
93 Czech Republic 8.2% 2012
=94 United States 7.9% 2012
=94 Chile 7.9% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 7.87% 2011
96 Sweden 7.7% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.59% 2012
97 Denmark 7.5% 2012
=98 Bangladesh 7.4% 2009
=98 Tonga 7.4% 2003
=98 Belgium 7.4% 2012
=98 Malta 7.4% 2012
=102 United Kingdom 7.3% 2012
=102 New Zealand 7.3% 2012
=104 Finland 7% 2012
=104 Israel 7% 2012
=106 Canada 6.8% 2012
=106 Samoa 6.8% 2011
=108 Greenland 6.7% 2006
=108 Brunei 6.7% 1991
110 Philippines 6.6% 2011
=111 Aruba 6.5% 2007
=111 Kazakhstan 6.5% 2012
=113 Ukraine 6.4% 2012
=113 Romania 6.4% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 6.2% 2005
=115 Trinidad and Tobago 6.2% 2008
=115 Honduras 6.2% 2011
=115 Sri Lanka 6.2% 2012
=118 Paraguay 6.1% 2012
=118 Azerbaijan 6.1% 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.09% 2012
120 American Samoa 6% 2000
=121 Luxembourg 5.9% 2012
=121 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.9% 2001
123 Northern Mariana Islands 5.8% 2005
124 Iceland 5.7% 2012
125 East Timor 5.4% 2010
126 Australia 5.3% 2012
=127 Netherlands 5.2% 2012
=127 Monaco 5.2% 2000
=127 Vanuatu 5.2% 2009
=127 Germany 5.2% 2012
=131 Russia 5.1% 2012
=131 Uganda 5.1% 2009
=133 Panama 4.9% 2012
=133 Palau 4.9% 2005
=133 Mexico 4.9% 2012
=133 Seychelles 4.9% 2005
=133 Kuwait 4.9% 2011
138 Ecuador 4.8% 2012
139 Belarus 4.6% 2009
=140 Cameroon 4.5% 2010
=140 San Marino 4.5% 2007
=140 Switzerland 4.5% 2012
=143 Nigeria 4.4% 1986
=143 Bolivia 4.4% 2009
=143 Ghana 4.4% 2010
=143 Mongolia 4.4% 2011
=147 El Salvador 4.3% 2012
=147 Moldova 4.3% 2012
=147 Peru 4.3% 2012
=147 Austria 4.3% 2012
151 Tanzania 4.2% 2011
=152 Liberia 4.1% 2010
=152 Zimbabwe 4.1% 2004
=152 Cayman Islands 4.1% 2008
=155 India 4% 2012
=155 Japan 4% 2012
157 Faeroe Islands 3.9% 2005
158 Bahrain 3.7% 2010
159 Guatemala 3.6% 2012
=160 Madagascar 3.5% 2005
=160 Cuba 3.5% 2011
162 Malaysia 3.2% 2012
163 Singapore 3.1% 2012
164 South Korea 3% 2012
=165 Norway 2.8% 2012
=165 Qatar 2.8% 2012
167 Hong Kong 2.7% 2012
168 Nepal 2.4% 2008
=169 Sierra Leone 2.3% 2004
=169 Bermuda 2.3% 2000
171 Bhutan 2.2% 2012
172 Macau 2.1% 2011
=173 Isle of Man 2% 2006
=173 Vietnam 2% 2012
=175 Burkina Faso 1.7% 2006
=175 Guinea 1.7% 1994
177 Laos 1.4% 2005
=178 Papua New Guinea 1.3% 2000
=178 Mozambique 1.3% 1997
180 Niger 0.9% 2001
181 Thailand 0.6% 2012
=182 Rwanda 0.4% 1996
=182 Benin 0.4% 2002
=184 Chad 0.3% 1993
=184 Burundi 0.3% 1990
186 Cambodia 0.2% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment, female > % of female labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Unemployment,-female/%-of-female-labor-force

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