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People > Labor force, female > % of total labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Labor force, female (% of total labor force). 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 Organization's definition of the economically active population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burma 52.87% 2012
2 Rwanda 52.37% 2012
3 Burundi 51.38% 2012
4 Malawi 51.3% 2012
5 Togo 51.14% 2012
6 Lithuania 50.5% 2012
7 Namibia 50.19% 2012
8 Laos 50.1% 2012
9 Cambodia 50.05% 2012
10 Latvia 50% 2012
11 Ghana 49.96% 2012
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 49.86% 2012
13 Tanzania 49.7% 2012
14 Kazakhstan 49.45% 2012
15 Estonia 49.44% 2012
16 Madagascar 49.44% 2012
17 Sierra Leone 49.38% 2012
18 Zimbabwe 49.36% 2012
19 Moldova 49.32% 2012
20 Nepal 49.23% 2012
21 Russia 49.17% 2012
22 Ukraine 49.12% 2012
23 Azerbaijan 49.01% 2012
24 Uganda 48.96% 2012
25 Belarus 48.77% 2012
26 Netherlands 48.66% 2012
27 Republic of the Congo 48.64% 2012
28 Vietnam 48.44% 2012
29 Macau 48.42% 2012
30 The Bahamas 48.33% 2012
31 Papua New Guinea 48.26% 2012
32 Eritrea 48.12% 2012
33 North Korea 47.91% 2012
34 The Gambia 47.82% 2012
35 Finland 47.78% 2012
36 Iceland 47.58% 2012
37 Liberia 47.54% 2012
38 Haiti 47.48% 2012
39 Burkina Faso 47.41% 2012
40 Sweden 47.4% 2012
41 France 47.38% 2012
42 Denmark 47.36% 2012
43 Portugal 47.23% 2012
44 Central African Republic 47.16% 2012
45 Norway 47.15% 2012
46 Canada 47.13% 2012
47 New Zealand 47.1% 2012
48 Hong Kong 47.07% 2012
49 Ethiopia 47.04% 2012
50 Georgia 47.01% 2012
51 Guinea-Bissau 47% 2012
52 Benin 46.97% 2012
53 Israel 46.73% 2012
54 Botswana 46.68% 2012
55 Bulgaria 46.64% 2012
56 Barbados 46.59% 2012
57 Kenya 46.57% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 46.53% 2012
58 Saint Lucia 46.47% 2012
59 Zambia 46.31% 2012
60 United States 46.3% 2012
61 Austria 46.29% 2012
62 Gabon 46.13% 2012
63 Angola 46.02% 2012
64 Switzerland 45.92% 2012
65 United Kingdom 45.89% 2012
66 Germany 45.89% 2012
67 Lesotho 45.86% 2012
68 Hungary 45.86% 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 45.79% 2012
69 Thailand 45.78% 2012
70 Slovenia 45.77% 2012
71 Mongolia 45.74% 2012
72 Guinea 45.71% 2012
European Union average (profile) 45.68% 2012
73 Croatia 45.67% 2012
74 Cameroon 45.64% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 45.61% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 45.61% 2012
75 European Union 45.59% 2012
76 Australia 45.55% 2012
77 Jamaica 45.48% 2012
78 Belgium 45.45% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 45.44% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 45.35% 2012
Europe average (profile) 45.31% 2012
79 Poland 45.23% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 45.22% 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 45.16% 2012
80 Spain 45.13% 2012
81 Senegal 44.96% 2012
82 Chad 44.93% 2012
83 Peru 44.88% 2012
84 Bolivia 44.84% 2012
85 Equatorial Guinea 44.81% 2012
86 Romania 44.58% 2012
87 South Africa 44.57% 2012
88 Ireland 44.51% 2012
89 Luxembourg 44.46% 2012
90 Slovakia 44.44% 2012
91 Uruguay 44.41% 2012
92 Morocco 44.28% 2012
93 Singapore 44.19% 2012
94 Guam 44.09% 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 43.92% 2012
95 Brazil 43.75% 2012
96 China 43.64% 2012
97 Tajikistan 43.6% 2012
98 Czech Republic 43.59% 2012
99 Vanuatu 43.44% 2012
100 Cyprus 43.1% 2012
101 Kyrgyzstan 42.66% 2012
102 Colombia 42.66% 2012
103 Tonga 42.64% 2012
104 Puerto Rico 42.52% 2012
105 Nigeria 42.48% 2012
106 Greece 42.41% 2012
107 Japan 42.24% 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 42.1% 2012
108 Maldives 42.06% 2012
109 Trinidad and Tobago 42.04% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 41.94% 2012
110 Italy 41.74% 2012
111 El Salvador 41.59% 2012
112 South Korea 41.56% 2012
113 Bhutan 41.48% 2012
114 French Polynesia 41.2% 2012
115 Albania 41.15% 2012
116 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 41.12% 2012
117 Armenia 41.12% 2012
118 Brunei 40.79% 2012
119 Chile 40.52% 2012
120 Argentina 40.28% 2012
121 Solomon Islands 40.15% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 40.15% 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 40.12% 2012
122 Bangladesh 40.12% 2012
123 Ecuador 40.1% 2012
124 New Caledonia 40.02% 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 39.89% 2012
125 Dominican Republic 39.72% 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 39.58% 2012
126 Uzbekistan 39.57% 2012
127 Philippines 39.48% 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 39.43% 2012
128 Swaziland 39.42% 2012
129 Venezuela 39.32% 2012
130 Paraguay 39.31% 2012
131 Turkmenistan 39.23% 2012
132 Republic of Macedonia 39.08% 2012
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.86% 2012
134 Malaysia 38.56% 2012
135 Mexico 38.5% 2012
136 Mali 38.49% 2012
137 Cape Verde 38.36% 2012
138 Guatemala 38.23% 2012
139 Nicaragua 38.23% 2012
140 Cuba 38.16% 2012
141 Sao Tome and Principe 38.02% 2012
142 Indonesia 37.94% 2012
143 Mauritius 37.78% 2012
144 Belize 37.69% 2012
145 Cote d'Ivoire 37.6% 2012
146 Suriname 37.26% 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 37.22% 2012
147 Panama 37.19% 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 37.09% 2012
failed states average (profile) 37.08% 2012
148 Malta 36.6% 2012
149 Costa Rica 36.43% 2012
150 Djibouti 34.9% 2012
151 Guyana 34.82% 2012
152 Honduras 34.37% 2012
153 Somalia 33.66% 2012
154 Fiji 33.6% 2012
155 Sri Lanka 32.89% 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 32.16% 2012
156 East Timor 32% 2012
157 Niger 31.06% 2012
158 Turkey 30.68% 2012
159 Comoros 30.41% 2012
160 Sudan 29.29% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 29.03% 2012
161 Libya 28.27% 2012
162 Samoa 27.46% 2012
163 Mozambique 27.31% 2012
164 Tunisia 26.88% 2012
165 Mauritania 26.56% 2012
166 Yemen 25.97% 2012
167 India 25.25% 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 24.89% 2012
168 Egypt 24.18% 2012
169 Kuwait 23.77% 2012
170 Lebanon 23.6% 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 22.55% 2012
171 Pakistan 22.04% 2012
172 Bahrain 19.49% 2012
173 Iran 18.25% 2012
174 Jordan 18.14% 2012
175 Iraq 17.42% 2012
176 Algeria 17.04% 2012
177 Afghanistan 16.28% 2012
178 Oman 15.51% 2012
179 United Arab Emirates 15.48% 2012
180 Syria 15.11% 2012
181 Saudi Arabia 14.18% 2012
182 Qatar 11.6% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Labor force, female > % of total 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/People/Labor-force,-female/%-of-total-labor-force

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