* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Female labor force participation rate: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1990 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 49.4 percent with a minumum of 46.87 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 52.23 percent in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.