Namibia: Female labor force participation

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 Namibia

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 55.82
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 51.36
 Min - Max 46.85 - 58.57
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Namibia during that period was 51.36 percent with a minimum of 46.85 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 58.57 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2023 is 55.82 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
Namibia - Female labor force participation - recent values

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Namibia - 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 0.96 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 19.99 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 19.70 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 21.98 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 38.41 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 59.53 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.76 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.82 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 63.66 2023 percent
 Self-employment 39.00 2022 percent
 Informal employment 55.80 2018 percent
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