Pakistan: Labor force: percent female

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 Pakistan

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 23.18
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 18.43
 Min - Max 12.47 - 23.27
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Pakistan during that period was 18.43 percent with a minimum of 12.47 percent in 1995 and a maximum of 23.27 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 23.18 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
Pakistan - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

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Pakistan - 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 80.99 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.59 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 7.73 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.11 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.01 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 52.74 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 23.18 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 24.46 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 81.01 2023 percent
 Self-employment 57.86 2022 percent
 Informal employment 82.20 2019 percent
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