Burkina Faso: Labor force: percent female

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 Burkina Faso

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 45.02
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 45.50
 Min - Max 42.74 - 49.29
 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 45.5 percent with a minimum of 42.74 percent in 2006 and a maximum of 49.29 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 45.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 41.56 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Burkina Faso - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - Labor force: percent female - historical chart - 1991-2023

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.

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 Youth unemployment 8.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.09 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.02 2023 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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