North Korea: Female labor force participation

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 North Korea

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 69.65
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 69.17
 Min - Max 67.39 - 70.03
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1991 to 2023. The average value for North Korea during that period was 69.17 percent with a minimum of 67.39 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 70.03 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2023 is 69.65 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
North Korea - Female labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
North Korea - 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 15.83 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.07 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.12 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.82 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 74.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.57 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 69.65 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 79.71 2023 percent
 Self-employment 83.02 2022 percent
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