Iran: Labor force: percent female

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 Iran

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 16.80
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 16.20
 Min - Max 10.53 - 20.25
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Iran during that period was 16.2 percent with a minimum of 10.53 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 20.25 percent in 2005. The latest value from 2023 is 16.8 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
Iran - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - 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 29.16 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 8.81 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 15.35 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.40 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 22.65 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 42.61 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 16.80 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 14.38 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.58 2023 percent
 Self-employment 42.47 2022 percent
 Employment 23.78 Q3/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.90 Q3/2022 percent
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