Democratic Republic of the Congo: Labor force: percent female

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 48.43
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 49.29
 Min - Max 48.07 - 50.39
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 49.29 percent with a minimum of 48.07 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 50.39 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 48.43 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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Recent values chart
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

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Democratic Republic of the Congo - 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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 Labor force 35.98 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.68 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.62 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.33 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 8.40 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.78 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 48.43 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 62.67 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 68.99 2023 percent
 Self-employment 86.40 2022 percent
 Informal employment 97.30 2012 percent
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