Costa Rica: Female labor force participation

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 Costa Rica

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 44.75
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 43.00
 Min - Max 32.47 - 52.58
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 43 percent with a minimum of 32.47 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 52.58 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2023 is 44.75 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
Costa Rica - Female labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Costa Rica - 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 2.41 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.32 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 10.43 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.29 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 24.74 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 57.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 39.07 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 44.75 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.57 2023 percent
 Self-employment 27.37 2022 percent
 Informal employment 36.60 2020 percent
 Employment 2.08 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.08 Q3/2023 percent
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