Ethiopia: Female unemployment

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate for females

 Latest value 4.47
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 3.70
 Min - Max 2.95 - 5.15
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 3.7 percent with a minimum of 2.95 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 5.15 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 4.47 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 8.39 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
Ethiopia - Female unemployment - Recent values chart

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Ethiopia - Female unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 61.66 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.41 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.47 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.33 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 5.34 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 80.29 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.81 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 74.75 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 85.88 2023 percent
 Self-employment 85.15 2022 percent
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