South Africa: Female labor force participation rate
, 1990 - 2019:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1990 to 2019. The average value for South Africa during that period was 45.64 percent with a minimum of 41.43 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 49.59 percent in 2019.
The latest value from 2019 is 49.59 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 181
countries is 51.96 percent.
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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.