* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Female labor force participation rate, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 180 countries was 50.13 percent.The highest value was in the Solomon Islands: 83.06 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 5.99 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Female labor force participation, 2021 Global rank Available data
Solomon Isl. 83.06 1 1990 - 2021
Rwanda 82.5 2 1990 - 2021
Madagascar 81.53 3 1990 - 2021
Tanzania 79.53 4 1990 - 2021
Zimbabwe 79.31 5 1990 - 2021
Burundi 78.99 6 1990 - 2021
Nepal 78.69 7 1990 - 2021
Mozambique 77.66 8 1990 - 2021
North Korea 77.18 9 1990 - 2021
Laos 74.79 10 1990 - 2021
Angola 73.97 11 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 73.96 12 1990 - 2021
Ethiopia 72.33 13 1990 - 2021
Malawi 71.56 14 1990 - 2021
Kenya 70.98 15 1990 - 2021
Eritrea 70.18 16 1990 - 2021
Cameroon 70.15 17 1990 - 2021
Liberia 69.78 18 1990 - 2021
Vietnam 69.64 19 1990 - 2021
Benin 69.33 20 1990 - 2021
Zambia 69.23 21 1990 - 2021
Bolivia 68.28 22 1990 - 2021
Peru 66.07 23 1990 - 2021
Macao 65.82 24 1990 - 2021
Bahamas 65.63 25 1990 - 2021
New Zealand 65.07 26 1990 - 2021
R. of Congo 65.06 27 1990 - 2021
Ghana 64.53 28 1990 - 2021
Uganda 64.17 29 1990 - 2021
G.-Bissau 63.87 30 1990 - 2021
C.A. Republic 63.31 31 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan 63.27 32 1990 - 2021
Saint Lucia 63.16 33 1990 - 2021
Netherlands 62.44 34 1990 - 2021
Guinea 62.06 35 1990 - 2021
Niger 61.73 36 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 61.73 37 1990 - 2021
Iceland 61.67 38 1990 - 2021
Sweden 61.65 39 1990 - 2021
China 61.61 40 1990 - 2021
DR Congo 61.21 41 1990 - 2021
Australia 61.06 42 1990 - 2021
Canada 60.8 43 1990 - 2021
Haiti 60.69 44 1990 - 2021
Azerbaijan 60.37 45 1990 - 2021
Norway 60.29 46 1990 - 2021
Vanuatu 59.72 47 1990 - 2021
Paraguay 59.64 48 1990 - 2021
Singapore 59.41 49 1990 - 2021
Thailand 58.99 50 1990 - 2021
Israel 58.52 51 1990 - 2021
Luxembourg 58.48 52 1990 - 2021
UK 58.04 53 1990 - 2021
Denmark 57.72 54 1990 - 2021
Mali 57.68 55 1990 - 2021
Estonia 57.45 56 1990 - 2021
N. Caledonia 57.44 57 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 57.34 58 1990 - 2021
Belarus 57.31 59 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 57.24 60 1990 - 2021
Qatar 57.22 61 1990 - 2021
Germany 56.84 62 1990 - 2021
Cyprus 56.65 63 1990 - 2021
Ireland 56.53 64 1990 - 2021
Finland 56.46 65 1990 - 2021
Botswana 56.28 66 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 56.1 67 1990 - 2021
Sierra Leone 56.09 68 1990 - 2021
Lesotho 56.07 69 1990 - 2021
Barbados 56.06 70 1990 - 2021
Austria 55.51 71 1990 - 2021
Togo 55.49 72 1990 - 2021
USA 55.23 73 1990 - 2021
Uruguay 54.78 74 1990 - 2021
Slovakia 54.74 75 1990 - 2021
Latvia 54.54 76 1990 - 2021
Namibia 54.53 77 1990 - 2021
Russia 54.49 78 1990 - 2021
Brunei 54.07 79 1990 - 2021
Portugal 53.97 80 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 53.76 81 1990 - 2021
Indonesia 53.7 82 1990 - 2021
Hong Kong 53.52 83 1990 - 2021
South Korea 53.39 84 1990 - 2021
Ecuador 53.34 85 1990 - 2021
Japan 53.3 86 1990 - 2021
Malta 53.08 87 1990 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 52.91 88 1990 - 2021
Spain 52.65 89 1990 - 2021
Colombia 52.18 90 1990 - 2021
Hungary 52.06 91 1990 - 2021
France 51.9 92 1990 - 2021
Czechia 51.67 93 1990 - 2021
Bhutan 51.63 94 1990 - 2021
Mongolia 51.49 95 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 51.19 96 1990 - 2021
Georgia 50.99 97 1990 - 2021
Albania 50.73 98 1990 - 2021
Panama 50.39 99 1990 - 2021
Argentina 50.01 100 1990 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 49.93 101 1990 - 2021
Belgium 49.84 102 1990 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 49.58 103 1990 - 2021
Poland 49.2 104 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria 49.14 105 1990 - 2021
Brazil 49.11 106 1990 - 2021
Gambia 48.92 107 1990 - 2021
Ukraine 48.1 108 1990 - 2021
Nigeria 47.93 109 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 47.82 110 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 47.53 111 1990 - 2021
Kuwait 47.43 112 1990 - 2021
Cape Verde 46.91 113 1990 - 2021
Chad 46.91 114 1990 - 2021
Belize 46.9 115 1990 - 2021
Nicaragua 46.8 116 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 46.65 117 1990 - 2021
Serbia 46.62 118 1990 - 2021
UA Emirates 46.54 119 1990 - 2021
Papua N.G. 46.25 120 1990 - 2021
South Africa 46.21 121 1990 - 2021
Croatia 45.92 122 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 45.92 123 1990 - 2021
Swaziland 45.62 124 1990 - 2021
Uzbekistan 44.9 125 1990 - 2021
Chile 44.17 126 1990 - 2021
Philippines 43.84 127 1990 - 2021
Mexico 43.81 128 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 43.58 129 1990 - 2021
Suriname 43.45 130 1990 - 2021
Mauritius 43.4 131 1990 - 2021
Greece 43.3 132 1990 - 2021
Romania 42.79 133 1990 - 2021
Armenia 42.66 134 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 42.4 135 1990 - 2021
Bahrain 42.36 136 1990 - 2021
Honduras 42.33 137 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 42.14 138 1990 - 2021
Burma 40.99 139 1990 - 2021
Guyana 40.3 140 1990 - 2021
Italy 39.89 141 1990 - 2021
Gabon 39.12 142 1990 - 2021
Fiji 37.7 143 1990 - 2021
Guatemala 37.36 144 1990 - 2021
Tonga 37.29 145 1990 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 37.14 146 1990 - 2021
Turkmenistan 36.54 147 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh 34.87 148 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 34.35 149 1990 - 2021
Maldives 34.33 150 1990 - 2021
Libya 34.12 151 1990 - 2021
Moldova 33.88 152 1990 - 2021
Senegal 33.51 153 1990 - 2021
Puerto Rico 32.29 154 1990 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 32.26 155 1990 - 2021
Comoros 32.12 156 1990 - 2021
Turkey 31.84 157 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 30.94 158 1990 - 2021
Sri Lanka 30.9 159 1990 - 2021
Samoa 30.7 160 1990 - 2021
Tajikistan 30.21 161 1990 - 2021
Oman 28.72 162 1990 - 2021
Sudan 28.65 163 1990 - 2021
Mauritania 27.4 164 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 25.49 165 1990 - 2021
Morocco 22.01 166 1990 - 2021
Somalia 20.9 167 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 20.75 168 1990 - 2021
Pakistan 20.73 169 1990 - 2021
India 19.23 170 1990 - 2021
Djibouti 17.22 171 1990 - 2021
Palestine 16.67 172 1990 - 2021
Syria 15.72 173 1990 - 2021
Algeria 15.68 174 1990 - 2021
Egypt 15.39 175 1990 - 2021
Afghanistan 14.85 176 1990 - 2021
Iran 14.35 177 1990 - 2021
Jordan 13.47 178 1990 - 2021
Iraq 11.08 179 1990 - 2021
Yemen 5.99 180 1990 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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.
83.06
82.50
81.53
79.53
79.31
78.99
78.69
77.66
77.18
74.79
73.97
73.96
72.33
71.56
70.98
70.18
70.15
69.78
69.64
69.33
69.23
68.28
66.07
65.82
65.63
65.07
65.06
64.53
64.17
63.87
63.31
63.27
63.16
62.44
62.06
61.73
61.73
61.67
61.65
61.61
61.21
61.06
60.80
60.69
60.37
60.29
59.72
59.64
59.41
58.99
58.52
58.48
58.04
57.72
57.68
57.45
57.44
57.34
57.31
57.24
57.22
56.84
56.65
56.53
56.46
56.28
56.10
56.09
56.07
56.06
55.51
55.49
55.23
54.78
54.74
54.54
54.53
54.49
54.07
53.97
53.76
53.70
53.52
53.39
53.34
53.30
53.08
52.91
52.65
52.18
52.06
51.90
51.67
51.63
51.49
51.19
50.99
50.73
50.39
50.01
49.93
49.84
49.58
49.20
49.14
49.11
48.92
48.10
47.93
47.82
47.53
47.43
46.91
46.91
46.90
46.80
46.65
46.62
46.54
46.25
46.21
45.92
45.92
45.62
44.90
44.17
43.84
43.81
43.58
43.45
43.40
43.30
42.79
42.66
42.40
42.36
42.33
42.14
40.99
40.30
39.89
39.12
37.70
37.36
37.29
37.14
36.54
34.87
34.35
34.33
34.12
33.88
33.51
32.29
32.26
32.12
31.84
30.94
30.90
30.70
30.21
28.72
28.65
27.40
25.49
22.01
20.90
20.75
20.73
19.23
17.22
16.67
15.72
15.68
15.39
14.85
14.35
13.47
11.08
5.99
0
20.8
41.5
62.3
83.06
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