* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate for females, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 178 countries was 8.39 percent. The highest value was in Djibouti: 36.27 percent and the lowest value was in Cambodia: 0.25 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Female unemployment, 2023 Global rank Available data
Djibouti 36.27 1 1991 - 2023
Sudan 34.14 2 1991 - 2023
South Africa 30.51 3 1991 - 2023
Iraq 30.37 4 1991 - 2023
Yemen 29.85 5 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 29.19 6 1991 - 2023
Gabon 29.19 7 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 26.25 8 1991 - 2023
Botswana 26.02 9 1991 - 2023
Jordan 25.63 10 1991 - 2023
Syria 25.29 11 1991 - 2023
Somalia 24.86 12 1991 - 2023
Libya 24.74 13 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 24.02 14 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 22.1 15 1991 - 2023
Algeria 21.51 16 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 21.2 17 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 18.49 18 1991 - 2023
Namibia 18.4 19 1991 - 2023
Haiti 18 20 1991 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 16.55 21 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 16.46 22 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 15.45 23 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 15.39 24 1991 - 2023
Iran 15.35 25 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 14.96 26 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 14.88 27 1991 - 2023
Samoa 14.79 28 1991 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 14.38 29 1991 - 2023
Angola 14.32 30 1991 - 2023
Greece 14.11 31 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 14.08 32 1991 - 2023
Spain 13.98 33 1991 - 2023
Egypt 13.43 34 1991 - 2023
Belize 12.68 35 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 12.63 36 1991 - 2023
Turkey 12.51 37 1991 - 2023
Nepal 12.5 38 1991 - 2023
Guyana 12.04 39 1991 - 2023
Colombia 11.82 40 1991 - 2023
N. Caledonia 11.54 41 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 11.49 42 1991 - 2023
Suriname 11.26 43 1991 - 2023
Morocco 11.24 44 1991 - 2023
Albania 10.94 45 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 10.43 46 1991 - 2023
Georgia 10.33 47 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 10.26 48 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 9.65 49 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 9.53 50 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 9.53 51 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 9.52 52 1991 - 2023
Chile 9.49 53 1991 - 2023
Brazil 9.41 54 1991 - 2023
Panama 9.35 55 1991 - 2023
Honduras 9.28 56 1991 - 2023
Italy 8.75 57 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 8.3 58 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 8.08 59 1991 - 2023
Serbia 7.78 60 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 7.73 61 1991 - 2023
Sweden 7.73 62 1991 - 2023
Argentina 7.58 63 1991 - 2023
Kenya 7.44 64 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 7.17 65 1991 - 2023
Croatia 7.16 66 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 7.06 67 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 7.04 68 1991 - 2023
Barbados 6.91 69 1991 - 2023
Portugal 6.89 70 1991 - 2023
France 6.84 71 1991 - 2023
Estonia 6.79 72 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 6.71 73 1991 - 2023
Vanuatu 6.62 74 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 6.53 75 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 6.52 76 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 6.51 77 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 6.5 78 1991 - 2023
Comoros 6.49 79 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 6.46 80 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 6.37 81 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 6.32 82 1991 - 2023
Finland 6.31 83 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 6.31 84 1991 - 2023
Armenia 6.1 85 1991 - 2023
Brunei 5.99 86 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 5.97 87 1991 - 2023
Malawi 5.95 88 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 5.8 89 1991 - 2023
Fiji 5.49 90 1991 - 2023
Guinea 5.46 91 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 5.43 92 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 5.28 93 1991 - 2023
Canada 5.26 94 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 5.25 95 1991 - 2023
Oman 5.17 96 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 5.14 97 1991 - 2023
Romania 5.13 98 1991 - 2023
Latvia 5.09 99 1991 - 2023
Austria 5.07 100 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 4.99 101 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 4.92 102 1991 - 2023
Zambia 4.92 103 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 4.88 104 1991 - 2023
Belgium 4.85 105 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 4.82 106 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 4.81 107 1991 - 2023
Denmark 4.79 108 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 4.52 109 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 4.47 110 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 4.34 111 1991 - 2023
Ireland 4.32 112 1991 - 2023
China 4.31 113 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 4.31 114 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 4.3 115 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 4.24 116 1991 - 2023
Peru 4.22 117 1991 - 2023
UK 4.17 118 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 4.16 119 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 4.14 120 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 4.1 121 1991 - 2023
Hungary 3.99 122 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 3.95 123 1991 - 2023
India 3.93 124 1991 - 2023
New Zealand 3.93 125 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 3.82 126 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 3.77 127 1991 - 2023
Ghana 3.67 128 1991 - 2023
Maldives 3.65 129 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 3.62 130 1991 - 2023
Burma 3.55 131 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 3.53 132 1991 - 2023
Australia 3.52 133 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 3.48 134 1991 - 2023
USA 3.47 135 1991 - 2023
Singapore 3.42 136 1991 - 2023
Uganda 3.4 137 1991 - 2023
Norway 3.37 138 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 3.34 139 1991 - 2023
Israel 3.26 140 1991 - 2023
Russia 3.23 141 1991 - 2023
Gambia 3.17 142 1991 - 2023
Laos 3.16 143 1991 - 2023
North Korea 3.15 144 1991 - 2023
Senegal 3.15 145 1991 - 2023
Mali 3.14 146 1991 - 2023
Tonga 3.06 147 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 3.05 148 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 3.05 149 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 3 150 1991 - 2023
Czechia 2.99 151 1991 - 2023
Mexico 2.89 152 1991 - 2023
Belarus 2.82 153 1991 - 2023
Germany 2.78 154 1991 - 2023
Togo 2.76 155 1991 - 2023
Poland 2.72 156 1991 - 2023
South Korea 2.68 157 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 2.65 158 1991 - 2023
Philippines 2.55 159 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 2.53 160 1991 - 2023
Malta 2.52 161 1991 - 2023
Japan 2.46 162 1991 - 2023
Iceland 2.38 163 1991 - 2023
Liberia 2.18 164 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 2.14 165 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 1.84 166 1991 - 2023
Benin 1.69 167 1991 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 1.65 168 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 1.53 169 1991 - 2023
Papua N.G. 1.5 170 1991 - 2023
Macao 1.48 171 1991 - 2023
Moldova 1.18 172 1991 - 2023
Thailand 1.01 173 1991 - 2023
Burundi 0.77 174 1991 - 2023
Chad 0.68 175 1991 - 2023
Niger 0.43 176 1991 - 2023
Qatar 0.42 177 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 0.25 178 1991 - 2023



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