* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate for females, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 181 countries was 10.21 percent.The highest value was in Palestine: 39.73 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 0.62 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 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 unemployment, 2021 Global rank Available data
Palestine 39.73 1 1991 - 2021
Djibouti 39.36 2 1991 - 2021
South Africa 35.68 3 1991 - 2021
Iraq 32.82 4 1991 - 2021
Sudan 31.82 5 1991 - 2021
Gabon 30.5 6 1991 - 2021
Swaziland 27.99 7 1991 - 2021
Jordan 27.23 8 1991 - 2021
Libya 26.83 9 1991 - 2021
Yemen 26.28 10 1991 - 2021
Somalia 25.94 11 1991 - 2021
Botswana 25.83 12 1991 - 2021
Lesotho 24.77 13 1991 - 2021
R. of Congo 24.71 14 1991 - 2021
Tunisia 24.71 15 1991 - 2021
Costa Rica 24.29 16 1991 - 2021
Egypt 24.28 17 1991 - 2021
Syria 23.24 18 1991 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 22.94 19 1991 - 2021
Armenia 22.3 20 1991 - 2021
Algeria 22.13 21 1991 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 21.57 22 1991 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 20.97 23 1991 - 2021
Namibia 20.62 24 1991 - 2021
Guyana 19.52 25 1991 - 2021
Montenegro 19.32 26 1991 - 2021
Afghanistan 19.09 27 1991 - 2021
Haiti 18.96 28 1991 - 2021
Iran 18.96 29 1991 - 2021
Saint Lucia 18.87 30 1991 - 2021
Greece 18.84 31 1991 - 2021
Lebanon 18.64 32 1991 - 2021
Colombia 18.32 33 1991 - 2021
N. Caledonia 17.79 34 1991 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 17.72 35 1991 - 2021
Brazil 17.68 36 1991 - 2021
Spain 16.78 37 1991 - 2021
North Macedonia 16.48 38 1991 - 2021
Panama 15.83 39 1991 - 2021
Turkey 15.62 40 1991 - 2021
Cape Verde 15.02 41 1991 - 2021
Gambia 14.82 42 1991 - 2021
Suriname 13.92 43 1991 - 2021
Zambia 13.81 44 1991 - 2021
Morocco 13.52 45 1991 - 2021
Bahamas 13.45 46 1991 - 2021
Argentina 13.28 47 1991 - 2021
Mauritania 13 48 1991 - 2021
Oman 12.93 49 1991 - 2021
Serbia 12.85 50 1991 - 2021
Uruguay 12.64 51 1991 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 12.58 52 1991 - 2021
Comoros 12.1 53 1991 - 2021
Belize 11.97 54 1991 - 2021
Albania 11.93 55 1991 - 2021
Honduras 11.91 56 1991 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 11.65 57 1991 - 2021
Samoa 11.57 58 1991 - 2021
Mauritius 11.31 59 1991 - 2021
Italy 11.26 60 1991 - 2021
Jamaica 11.12 61 1991 - 2021
Bolivia 10.73 62 1991 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 10.61 63 1991 - 2021
Georgia 9.65 64 1991 - 2021
Chile 9.41 65 1991 - 2021
Barbados 9.29 66 1991 - 2021
Brunei 9.22 67 1991 - 2021
Eritrea 9.16 68 1991 - 2021
Paraguay 9.15 69 1991 - 2021
Angola 9.11 70 1991 - 2021
Kuwait 8.94 71 1991 - 2021
Malawi 8.91 72 1991 - 2021
Sweden 8.88 73 1991 - 2021
Mali 8.85 74 1991 - 2021
Nigeria 8.81 75 1991 - 2021
Ukraine 8.66 76 1991 - 2021
Croatia 8.6 77 1991 - 2021
Sri Lanka 8.39 78 1991 - 2021
Euro area 8.22 79 1991 - 2021
UA Emirates 8.13 80 1991 - 2021
France 8.01 81 1991 - 2021
Bangladesh 7.87 82 1991 - 2021
Ecuador 7.79 83 1991 - 2021
Azerbaijan 7.75 84 1991 - 2021
G.-Bissau 7.69 85 1991 - 2021
Venezuela 7.58 86 1991 - 2021
C.A. Republic 7.54 87 1991 - 2021
Lithuania 7.47 88 1991 - 2021
Canada 7.31 89 1991 - 2021
Puerto Rico 7.08 90 1991 - 2021
Cyprus 7.06 91 1991 - 2021
Uzbekistan 7.03 92 1991 - 2021
Slovakia 7.02 93 1991 - 2021
Finland 6.98 94 1991 - 2021
Portugal 6.95 95 1991 - 2021
Latvia 6.89 96 1991 - 2021
Mongolia 6.8 97 1991 - 2021
Fiji 6.68 98 1991 - 2021
Ireland 6.65 99 1991 - 2021
Belgium 6.55 100 1991 - 2021
Guinea 6.49 101 1991 - 2021
Tajikistan 6.37 102 1991 - 2021
El Salvador 6.34 103 1991 - 2021
Iceland 6.29 104 1991 - 2021
Austria 6.25 105 1991 - 2021
Nicaragua 6.17 106 1991 - 2021
Kenya 6.09 107 1991 - 2021
Estonia 6.07 108 1991 - 2021
Romania 6.06 109 1991 - 2021
Luxembourg 5.78 110 1991 - 2021
Peru 5.76 111 1991 - 2021
Zimbabwe 5.69 112 1991 - 2021
Maldives 5.66 113 1991 - 2021
Bhutan 5.64 114 1991 - 2021
Bahrain 5.63 115 1991 - 2021
Switzerland 5.62 116 1991 - 2021
Kazakhstan 5.46 117 1991 - 2021
Slovenia 5.46 118 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria 5.32 119 1991 - 2021
USA 5.25 120 1991 - 2021
Pakistan 5.16 121 1991 - 2021
Russia 5.03 122 1991 - 2021
Ghana 4.96 123 1991 - 2021
Denmark 4.94 124 1991 - 2021
Israel 4.94 125 1991 - 2021
Nepal 4.93 126 1991 - 2021
Malaysia 4.86 127 1991 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 4.86 128 1991 - 2021
Norway 4.82 129 1991 - 2021
Australia 4.8 130 1991 - 2021
Burkina Faso 4.78 131 1991 - 2021
DR Congo 4.73 132 1991 - 2021
Tonga 4.72 133 1991 - 2021
Ethiopia 4.7 134 1991 - 2021
Sierra Leone 4.65 135 1991 - 2021
Guatemala 4.63 136 1991 - 2021
India 4.53 137 1991 - 2021
Cameroon 4.48 138 1991 - 2021
Hong Kong 4.41 139 1991 - 2021
Mozambique 4.34 140 1991 - 2021
Hungary 4.33 141 1991 - 2021
UK 4.3 142 1991 - 2021
China 4.26 143 1991 - 2021
Mexico 4.21 144 1991 - 2021
Ivory Coast 4.14 145 1991 - 2021
New Zealand 4.11 146 1991 - 2021
Netherlands 4.07 147 1991 - 2021
Senegal 4 148 1991 - 2021
Singapore 3.97 149 1991 - 2021
Indonesia 3.96 150 1991 - 2021
Belarus 3.76 151 1991 - 2021
Moldova 3.74 152 1991 - 2021
Uganda 3.69 153 1991 - 2021
Czechia 3.64 154 1991 - 2021
South Korea 3.55 155 1991 - 2021
Poland 3.45 156 1991 - 2021
Turkmenistan 3.4 157 1991 - 2021
Liberia 3.37 158 1991 - 2021
Tanzania 3.35 159 1991 - 2021
Germany 3.16 160 1991 - 2021
Togo 3.11 161 1991 - 2021
Malta 3.07 162 1991 - 2021
Madagascar 2.69 163 1991 - 2021
North Korea 2.69 164 1991 - 2021
Philippines 2.67 165 1991 - 2021
Macao 2.58 166 1991 - 2021
Japan 2.54 167 1991 - 2021
Burma 2.47 168 1991 - 2021
Vietnam 2.09 169 1991 - 2021
Vanuatu 1.97 170 1991 - 2021
Benin 1.86 171 1991 - 2021
Papua N.G. 1.76 172 1991 - 2021
Rwanda 1.76 173 1991 - 2021
Burundi 1.43 174 1991 - 2021
Chad 1.42 175 1991 - 2021
Thailand 1.41 176 1991 - 2021
Laos 1.21 177 1991 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 1.08 178 1991 - 2021
Cambodia 0.72 179 1991 - 2021
Niger 0.66 180 1991 - 2021
Qatar 0.62 181 1991 - 2021


Economic outlook

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
39.73
39.36
35.68
32.82
31.82
30.50
27.99
27.23
26.83
26.28
25.94
25.83
24.77
24.71
24.71
24.29
24.28
23.24
22.94
22.30
22.13
21.57
20.97
20.62
19.52
19.32
19.09
18.96
18.96
18.87
18.84
18.64
18.32
17.79
17.72
17.68
16.78
16.48
15.83
15.62
15.02
14.82
13.92
13.81
13.52
13.45
13.28
13.00
12.93
12.85
12.64
12.58
12.10
11.97
11.93
11.91
11.65
11.57
11.31
11.26
11.12
10.73
10.61
9.65
9.41
9.29
9.22
9.16
9.15
9.11
8.94
8.91
8.88
8.85
8.81
8.66
8.60
8.39
8.22
8.13
8.01
7.87
7.79
7.75
7.69
7.58
7.54
7.47
7.31
7.08
7.06
7.03
7.02
6.98
6.95
6.89
6.80
6.68
6.65
6.55
6.49
6.37
6.34
6.29
6.25
6.17
6.09
6.07
6.06
5.78
5.76
5.69
5.66
5.64
5.63
5.62
5.46
5.46
5.32
5.25
5.16
5.03
4.96
4.94
4.94
4.93
4.86
4.86
4.82
4.80
4.78
4.73
4.72
4.70
4.65
4.63
4.53
4.48
4.41
4.34
4.33
4.30
4.26
4.21
4.14
4.11
4.07
4.00
3.97
3.96
3.76
3.74
3.69
3.64
3.55
3.45
3.40
3.37
3.35
3.16
3.11
3.07
2.69
2.69
2.67
2.58
2.54
2.47
2.09
1.97
1.86
1.76
1.76
1.43
1.42
1.41
1.21
1.08
0.72
0.66
0.62
0
9.9
19.9
29.8
39.73
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