Afghanistan: Labor force: percent female

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 Afghanistan

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 19.79
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 17.92
 Min - Max 16.54 - 23.1
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1990 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 17.92 percent with a minimum of 16.54 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 23.1 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2020 is 19.79 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 180 countries is 41.23 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Labor force: percent female - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Labor force: percent female - historical chart - 1990-2020




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 supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 9.11 2020 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.71 2020 percent
 Female unemployment 16.78 2020 percent
 Male unemployment 10.46 2020 percent
 Youth unemployment 16.05 2020 percent
 Labor force participation 41.58 2020 percent
 Labor force: percent female 19.79 2020 percent
 Female labor force participation 16.46 2020 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.69 2020 percent
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