For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2019. The average value for India during that period was 27.61 percent with a minimum of 20.52 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 31.79 percent in 2005.
The latest value from 2019 is 20.52 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 182
countries is 51.98 percent.
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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.