Burkina Faso: Female labor force participation

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 Burkina Faso

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 57.59
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 64.2
 Min - Max 57.22 - 79.37
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 64.2 percent with a minimum of 57.22 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 79.37 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 57.59 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 51.07 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
Burkina Faso - Female labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Burkina Faso - Female labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The female labor force participation rate is the percent of the female population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.36 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.07 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.17 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.18 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 8.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.09 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.25 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 57.59 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.86 2023 percent
 Self-employment 85.62 2022 percent
 Informal employment 95.40 2018 percent
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