South Korea: Female unemployment

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 South Korea

Unemployment rate for females

 Latest value 2.95
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 2.96
 Min - Max 1.59 - 5.65
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1991 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 2.96 percent with a minimum of 1.59 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 5.65 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2022 is 2.95 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 8.92 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
South Korea - Female unemployment - recent values

Historical chart
South Korea - Female unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 29.20 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.79 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.95 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.66 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.88 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 63.97 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 42.91 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.61 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.43 2022 percent
 Employment 28.70 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.30 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 141.70 Q3/2022 index points
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