South Korea: Labor force: percent female

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 South Korea

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 43.48
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 40.81
 Min - Max 38.66 - 43.48
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1991 to 2023. The average value for South Korea during that period was 40.81 percent with a minimum of 38.66 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 43.48 percent in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 43.48 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.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
South Korea - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - 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.

Related articles

Sources of economic growth

Unemployment: structural, frictional, and cyclical



 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 29.52 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.86 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.68 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.64 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 5.03 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 64.51 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 43.48 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.77 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.34 2023 percent
 Self-employment 23.45 2022 percent
 Employment 28.70 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.30 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 117.10 Q3/2023 index points
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK