Jamaica: Female labor force participation

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 Jamaica

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 61.41
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 58.12
 Min - Max 52.35 - 63.47
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Jamaica from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 58.12 percent with a minimum of 52.35 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 63.47 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 61.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 51.07 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
Jamaica - Female labor force participation - recent values

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Jamaica - Female labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.57 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.50 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 7.01 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.23 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 18.05 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 68.50 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.99 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 61.41 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 75.79 2023 percent
 Self-employment 38.18 2022 percent
 Informal employment 58.60 2020 percent
 Employment 1.32 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.20 Q3/2023 percent
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