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

DEFINITION: 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 Lesotho 47.1% 1997
2 Djibouti 46.7% 1991
3 Seychelles 41.1% 1992
4 Marshall Islands 37.3% 1999
5 Namibia 35.9% 2001
6 Armenia 34.4% 1997
7 South Africa 31.6% 2004
8 Ethiopia 31.2% 2004
=9 Dominican Republic 30.7% 2004
=9 Saint Lucia 30.7% 2003
11 Kenya 28.4% 1994
12 Syria 28.3% 2003
13 Dominica 27.2% 1997
14 Swaziland 26% 1997
15 Egypt 23.2% 2003
16 New Caledonia 22.5% 1996
17 Botswana 22.3% 2001
18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.1% 1991
=19 Algeria 21.3% 2004
=19 Grenada 21.3% 1998
21 Uruguay 20.8% 2003
=22 Suriname 20.4% 1999
=22 Iran 20.4% 2003
24 Venezuela 20.3% 2003
=25 Slovakia 19.1% 2004
=25 Eritrea 19.1% 1984
=25 Poland 19.1% 2005
28 Albania 18.3% 2003
=29 Colombia 17.8% 2004
=29 Sao Tome and Principe 17.8% 2000
31 Panama 17.2% 2004
32 Jordan 16.5% 2004
=33 Serbia and Montenegro 16.4% 2003
=33 Gabon 16.4% 1993
35 Netherlands Antilles 16.2% 2000
36 Greece 15.9% 2004
37 Jamaica 15.7% 2004
38 Nigeria 15.4% 1995
39 Belize 15.3% 2002
=40 Spain 15% 2004
=40 Iraq 15% 2004
=42 Argentina 14.7% 2003
=42 Saudi Arabia 14.7% 2005
44 Trinidad and Tobago 14.5% 2002
=45 Kyrgyzstan 14.3% 2002
=45 Guyana 14.3% 2001
47 Mongolia 14.1% 2003
48 Croatia 14% 2005
=49 Mauritius 13.5% 2004
=49 Sri Lanka 13.5% 2004
51 Indonesia 12.9% 2004
52 Pakistan 12.8% 2004
53 Qatar 12.6% 2001
54 Brazil 12.3% 2003
=55 Peru 12% 2004
=55 Zambia 12% 1998
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 11.98% 1999
=57 Georgia 11.8% 2004
=57 Morocco 11.8% 2005
=57 Lithuania 11.8% 2004
60 Philippines 11.7% 2004
61 Bulgaria 11.5% 2004
62 Ecuador 11.4% 2004
63 Israel 11.3% 2003
=64 France 11.1% 2004
=64 The Bahamas 11.1% 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 10.99% 2004
66 Mali 10.9% 2004
67 Nepal 10.7% 2001
=68 Barbados 10.5% 2004
=68 Italy 10.5% 2004
70 Turkey 10.3% 2005
71 Paraguay 10.1% 2003
72 Bahrain 10% 2001
73 Czech Republic 9.9% 2004
74 Kazakhstan 9.8% 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 9.76% 2004
European Union average (profile) 9.64% 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 9.56% 2004
75 Chile 9.5% 2004
76 Germany 9.3% 2004
77 Puerto Rico 9.1% 2004
=78 Finland 9% 2004
=78 Malta 9% 2004
80 Estonia 8.9% 2004
81 Burma 8.8% 1990
82 Ghana 8.7% 2000
83 Costa Rica 8.5% 2004
=84 Aruba 8.4% 1997
=84 Latvia 8.4% 2005
=86 Ukraine 8.3% 2004
=86 Belgium 8.3% 2004
=86 Haiti 8.3% 1999
=86 Honduras 8.3% 2004
90 Yemen 8.2% 1999
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.04% 2004
=91 Russia 8% 2004
=91 Nicaragua 8% 2003
93 Portugal 7.6% 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.39% 2004
94 Lebanon 7.2% 1997
=95 Bolivia 6.9% 2002
=95 Romania 6.9% 2004
=97 Canada 6.8% 2004
=97 Luxembourg 6.8% 2004
=99 Cameroon 6.7% 2001
=99 Brunei 6.7% 1991
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.55% 1998
101 Slovenia 6.5% 2004
102 Moldova 6.3% 2004
=103 Cyprus 6.2% 2004
=103 Sweden 6.2% 2004
=105 Zimbabwe 6.1% 2002
=105 Hungary 6.1% 2004
107 Tanzania 5.8% 2001
=108 Madagascar 5.6% 2002
=108 Hong Kong 5.6% 2004
=108 Antigua and Barbuda 5.6% 1991
111 Australia 5.5% 2004
=112 Denmark 5.4% 2004
=112 United States 5.4% 2004
=112 Austria 5.4% 2004
=115 India 5.3% 2004
=115 Singapore 5.3% 2003
117 Cayman Islands 5.1% 1997
118 Bangladesh 4.9% 2003
119 Switzerland 4.8% 2004
120 Guam 4.5% 1987
=121 Netherlands 4.4% 2003
=121 New Zealand 4.4% 2004
=121 Japan 4.4% 2004
124 United Kingdom 4.2% 2004
125 Macau 4% 2004
=126 El Salvador 3.9% 2004
=126 Uganda 3.9% 2003
128 Norway 3.8% 2004
=129 Ireland 3.7% 2004
=129 Guatemala 3.7% 2003
131 Malaysia 3.6% 2003
132 Mexico 3.4% 2004
133 South Korea 3.1% 2004
134 Iceland 2.9% 2004
135 Maldives 2.7% 2000
=136 United Arab Emirates 2.6% 2000
=136 Laos 2.6% 1995
138 Vietnam 2.4% 2004
139 Guinea 1.7% 1994
140 Thailand 1.4% 2004
141 Papua New Guinea 1.3% 2000
142 Cambodia 0.9% 2004
143 Malawi 0.6% 1998
144 Burkina Faso 0.5% 1985
145 Rwanda 0.4% 1996
146 Burundi 0.3% 1990
147 Chad 0.2% 1993

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment > Female > % of female 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/Unemployment/Female/%-of-female-labor-force

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