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Labor > Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of female self-reported employees (formal or informal), expressed as a percentage of the total female employed population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Qatar 99.9% 2004
2 Norway 95.4% 2005
3 Estonia 94.9% 2005
=4 Sweden 94.7% 2005
=4 Denmark 94.7% 2005
=6 Malta 94.1% 2005
=6 United States 94.1% 2005
8 Aruba 93.9% 1994
9 Macau 93.4% 2005
10 Hong Kong 93.3% 2005
11 Russia 92.7% 2005
12 Ireland 92.6% 2005
13 France 92.5% 2005
14 Slovakia 92.4% 2005
15 Isle of Man 92.3% 2001
16 United Kingdom 92.2% 2005
=17 Puerto Rico 92% 2005
=17 Netherlands Antilles 92% 2000
=19 San Marino 91.9% 2004
=19 Singapore 91.9% 2004
=19 British Virgin Islands 91.9% 1991
22 Israel 91.8% 2005
23 Cuba 91.6% 2004
24 Finland 91.5% 2005
25 Iceland 91.3% 2005
26 Netherlands 90.8% 2005
27 Germany 90.6% 2005
28 Latvia 90.4% 2005
=29 Australia 90.2% 2005
=29 Hungary 90.2% 2005
31 Barbados 89.5% 2004
32 Czech Republic 89.3% 2005
=33 Austria 89.1% 2005
=33 New Caledonia 89.1% 1996
35 Bulgaria 88.8% 2005
36 Saint Kitts and Nevis 88.7% 2001
37 Canada 88.6% 2005
38 Oman 87.8% 2000
39 Belgium 87.7% 2005
40 Slovenia 87.6% 2005
=41 The Bahamas 87.4% 2004
=41 Montserrat 87.4% 1991
=43 Armenia 86.8% 2001
=43 Suriname 86.8% 1998
=45 Switzerland 86.6% 2005
=45 New Zealand 86.6% 2005
47 Seychelles 85.9% 1987
=48 Lithuania 85.4% 2005
=48 Spain 85.4% 2005
50 Japan 84.7% 2005
51 Mauritius 84.1% 2005
52 Cyprus 83.9% 2005
53 Trinidad and Tobago 83% 2005
54 Antigua and Barbuda 82.5% 1991
55 Ukraine 80.6% 2005
56 South Africa 80% 2004
57 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 79.4% 1991
58 Argentina 79% 2005
59 Djibouti 78.7% 1991
60 Malaysia 77.5% 2003
61 Poland 76.9% 2005
62 Portugal 76.1% 2005
63 Uruguay 76% 2005
64 Republic of Macedonia 75.9% 2005
65 Croatia 75.7% 2005
66 Dominica 75.6% 2001
67 Grenada 75.2% 1998
68 Chile 74.6% 2005
69 Belize 73.9% 2005
70 Costa Rica 73.1% 2005
71 Botswana 72% 2003
72 Panama 71.9% 2005
73 Saint Lucia 70.6% 2000
74 Greece 68% 2005
75 Swaziland 67.4% 1997
76 South Korea 67.1% 2005
77 Jamaica 66.8% 2005
78 Dominican Republic 66.5% 2005
79 Anguilla 66.1% 2001
80 Algeria 65.8% 2003
81 Brazil 65.5% 2004
82 Romania 65.2% 2005
83 Mexico 64.3% 2005
84 Moldova 64.1% 2005
85 Kazakhstan 60.2% 2004
=86 Italy 59.6% 2005
=86 Sri Lanka 59.6% 2003
88 Tunisia 58.6% 1989
89 Ecuador 56.9% 2005
90 Palestine 56.7% 2004
91 Namibia 54.9% 2001
92 Venezuela 54.4% 2003
93 Iran 53.7% 1996
94 Guyana 52.9% 1992
95 Honduras 52.6% 2005
96 Colombia 51.8% 2005
97 Philippines 49.7% 2005
98 Nicaragua 49.4% 2003
99 Egypt 49.3% 2004
100 Kyrgyzstan 48.7% 2004
101 Peru 47.9% 2005
102 Syria 46.6% 2001
103 Paraguay 45.7% 2003
104 Turkey 43.8% 2005
105 Lesotho 43.7% 1997
106 Thailand 42.9% 2004
107 Mongolia 41.8% 2003
108 El Salvador 41.3% 2004
109 Georgia 34.5% 2005
110 Morocco 31.6% 2005
111 Pakistan 31.2% 2005
112 Gabon 29.2% 1993
113 Maldives 28.8% 2000
114 Bolivia 26.5% 2002
115 Guatemala 25.6% 2002
116 Zimbabwe 23.1% 2002
117 Vietnam 21.2% 2004
118 Yemen 13.8% 1999
119 Cambodia 13.6% 2001
120 Bangladesh 13.3% 2003
121 Madagascar 12% 2003
122 Mali 11.4% 2004
123 Cameroon 8.7% 2001
124 Zambia 8.6% 1998
=125 Uganda 7.5% 2003
=125 Senegal 7.5% 1991
127 Ethiopia 6.2% 2005
128 Laos 5.4% 1995
129 Malawi 4.8% 1998
130 Burkina Faso 1.4% 1994
131 Chad 0.8% 1993

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Labor > Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Labor > Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women

  • Qatar has had the highest employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1997.
  • Norway has ranked in the top 2 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 2001.
  • Denmark has ranked in the top 4 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1999.
  • Sweden has ranked in the top 3 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 2003.
  • United States has ranked in the top 10 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1985.
  • Estonia has ranked in the top 8 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1989.
  • Hong Kong has ranked in the top 9 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1993.
  • France has ranked in the top 14 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1985.
  • United Kingdom has ranked in the top 16 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1985.
  • Slovakia has ranked in the top 12 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1994.
  • Singapore has ranked in the top 16 for employment > percent of population are employees > women since 1986.
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