Sierra Leone: Female labor force participation

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 Sierra Leone

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 51.51
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 60.07
 Min - Max 51.02 - 65.92
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Sierra Leone during that period was 60.07 percent with a minimum of 51.02 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 65.92 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2023 is 51.51 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
Sierra Leone - Female labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sierra Leone - 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 2.80 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.27 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.57 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 4.63 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 3.64 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 53.91 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 48.08 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.51 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 56.31 2023 percent
 Self-employment 89.15 2022 percent
 Informal employment 93.10 2018 percent
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