Uruguay: Female labor force participation

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 Uruguay

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 55.84
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 51.9
 Min - Max 43.43 - 56.93
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Uruguay from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Uruguay during that period was 51.9 percent with a minimum of 43.43 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 56.93 percent in 2014. The latest value from 2023 is 55.84 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
Uruguay - Female labor force participation - recent values

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Uruguay - 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 1.76 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 7.87 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.41 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 6.47 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.09 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.82 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.61 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.84 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.53 2023 percent
 Self-employment 28.35 2022 percent
 Informal employment 21.40 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 8.30 9/2023 percent
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