Nigeria: Labor force: percent female

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Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 43.78
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 46.30
 Min - Max 43.74 - 47.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 46.3 percent with a minimum of 43.74 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 47.3 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2023 is 43.78 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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Nigeria - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - 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 75.72 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.83 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.14 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.36 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.69 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 59.11 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 43.78 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 52.20 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 65.91 2023 percent
 Self-employment 85.85 2022 percent
 Employment 69.54 Q3/2018 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 23.10 Q3/2018 percent
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