Nepal: Labor force: percent female

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 Nepal

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 37.75
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 30.38
 Min - Max 24.65 - 38.15
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nepal from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Nepal during that period was 30.38 percent with a minimum of 24.65 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 38.15 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2023 is 37.75 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
Nepal - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nepal - 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 8.94 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.92 2022 percent
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 Male unemployment 10.04 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 20.55 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 40.48 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 37.75 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 28.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 53.94 2023 percent
 Self-employment 78.46 2022 percent
 Informal employment 80.80 2017 percent
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