India: Labor force: percent female

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 India

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 28.71
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 25.61
 Min - Max 24.64 - 28.71
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1991 to 2023. The average value for India during that period was 25.61 percent with a minimum of 24.64 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 28.71 percent in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 28.71 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
India - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - 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 593.73 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.82 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.93 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.97 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 55.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 28.71 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 32.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 76.78 2023 percent
 Self-employment 76.87 2022 percent
 Informal employment 88.80 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 6.43 9/2022 percent
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