Iran: Labor force: percent female

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 Iran

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 18.3
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 16.11
 Min - Max 10.33 - 20.25
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 16.11 percent with a minimum of 10.33 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 20.25 percent in 2005. The latest value from 2022 is 18.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 41.66 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

Historical chart
Iran - Labor force: percent female - historical chart - 1990-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 28.82 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.96 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 18.03 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 9.38 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.00 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 42.58 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.30 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 15.67 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.21 2022 percent
 Employment 23.78 Q3/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.90 Q3/2022 percent
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