Lesotho: Labor force: percent female

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 Lesotho

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 45.52
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 46.3
 Min - Max 44.88 - 47.92
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 46.3 percent with a minimum of 44.88 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 47.92 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2022 is 45.52 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
Lesotho - Labor force: percent female - recent values

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Lesotho - 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 0.98 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 18.04 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 20.38 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 16.09 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.66 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 64.33 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.52 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 57.39 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.57 2022 percent
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