* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Labor force, percent female, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 181 countries was 41.19 percent.The highest value was in Nepal: 55.02 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 8.15 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 Labor force: percent female, 2021 Global rank Available data
Nepal 55.02 1 1990 - 2021
Guinea 52.89 2 1990 - 2021
Mozambique 52.16 3 1990 - 2021
Rwanda 51.58 4 1990 - 2021
Burundi 51.5 5 1990 - 2021
Zimbabwe 51.13 6 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 50.45 7 1990 - 2021
Sierra Leone 50.28 8 1990 - 2021
Hong Kong 50.08 9 1990 - 2021
Macao 50.06 10 1990 - 2021
Latvia 49.98 11 1990 - 2021
Bahamas 49.89 12 1990 - 2021
Portugal 49.72 13 1990 - 2021
Angola 49.52 14 1990 - 2021
Benin 49.44 15 1990 - 2021
R. of Congo 49.42 16 1990 - 2021
Kenya 49.2 17 1990 - 2021
Namibia 49.11 18 1990 - 2021
Laos 49.07 19 1990 - 2021
Uganda 49 20 1990 - 2021
Belarus 48.89 21 1990 - 2021
North Korea 48.89 22 1990 - 2021
Botswana 48.88 23 1990 - 2021
Barbados 48.83 24 1990 - 2021
Togo 48.8 25 1990 - 2021
Madagascar 48.71 26 1990 - 2021
Malawi 48.71 27 1990 - 2021
France 48.69 28 1990 - 2021
Russia 48.62 29 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 48.41 30 1990 - 2021
Estonia 48.36 31 1990 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 48.34 32 1990 - 2021
Azerbaijan 48.28 33 1990 - 2021
Zambia 48.28 34 1990 - 2021
Papua N.G. 48.26 35 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan 48.24 36 1990 - 2021
Haiti 48.19 37 1990 - 2021
Tanzania 48.19 38 1990 - 2021
Finland 47.87 39 1990 - 2021
Israel 47.73 40 1990 - 2021
New Zealand 47.72 41 1990 - 2021
Sweden 47.71 42 1990 - 2021
Ukraine 47.67 43 1990 - 2021
Vietnam 47.63 44 1990 - 2021
DR Congo 47.48 45 1990 - 2021
Swaziland 47.38 46 1990 - 2021
Saint Lucia 47.37 47 1990 - 2021
UK 47.32 48 1990 - 2021
Canada 47.22 49 1990 - 2021
Germany 47.13 50 1990 - 2021
Netherlands 47.11 51 1990 - 2021
Denmark 47.02 52 1990 - 2021
Spain 47 53 1990 - 2021
Australia 46.96 54 1990 - 2021
G.-Bissau 46.93 55 1990 - 2021
Slovakia 46.93 56 1990 - 2021
Liberia 46.86 57 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 46.84 58 1990 - 2021
Cameroon 46.77 59 1990 - 2021
Ghana 46.71 60 1990 - 2021
Euro area 46.7 61 1990 - 2021
Iceland 46.68 62 1990 - 2021
Belgium 46.65 63 1990 - 2021
Luxembourg 46.65 64 1990 - 2021
Hungary 46.63 65 1990 - 2021
Austria 46.61 66 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 46.57 67 1990 - 2021
Uruguay 46.52 68 1990 - 2021
Ethiopia 46.44 69 1990 - 2021
Moldova 46.32 70 1990 - 2021
USA 46.27 71 1990 - 2021
Georgia 46.25 72 1990 - 2021
Croatia 46.15 73 1990 - 2021
Eritrea 46.14 74 1990 - 2021
Ireland 45.94 75 1990 - 2021
Thailand 45.92 76 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria 45.88 77 1990 - 2021
N. Caledonia 45.65 78 1990 - 2021
Cyprus 45.47 79 1990 - 2021
C.A. Republic 45.3 80 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 45.27 81 1990 - 2021
Norway 45.2 82 1990 - 2021
Peru 45.2 83 1990 - 2021
Bolivia 45.13 84 1990 - 2021
Mongolia 44.99 85 1990 - 2021
Lesotho 44.96 86 1990 - 2021
Poland 44.93 87 1990 - 2021
South Africa 44.83 88 1990 - 2021
Armenia 44.8 89 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 44.74 90 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 44.64 91 1990 - 2021
China 44.51 92 1990 - 2021
Japan 44.38 93 1990 - 2021
Serbia 44.3 94 1990 - 2021
Czechia 44.28 95 1990 - 2021
Nigeria 44.23 96 1990 - 2021
Greece 43.98 97 1990 - 2021
Gambia 43.53 98 1990 - 2021
Vanuatu 43.29 99 1990 - 2021
Brazil 43.22 100 1990 - 2021
Cape Verde 43.15 101 1990 - 2021
Argentina 42.96 102 1990 - 2021
Albania 42.87 103 1990 - 2021
Malta 42.72 104 1990 - 2021
Puerto Rico 42.72 105 1990 - 2021
South Korea 42.57 106 1990 - 2021
Italy 42.56 107 1990 - 2021
Niger 42.56 108 1990 - 2021
Romania 42.54 109 1990 - 2021
Mali 42.5 110 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 42.1 111 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 41.67 112 1990 - 2021
Colombia 41.51 113 1990 - 2021
Ecuador 41.47 114 1990 - 2021
Panama 41.3 115 1990 - 2021
Chile 41.28 116 1990 - 2021
Singapore 41.22 117 1990 - 2021
Tonga 41.14 118 1990 - 2021
Turkmenistan 41.03 119 1990 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 41 120 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 40.97 121 1990 - 2021
Brunei 40.87 122 1990 - 2021
Paraguay 40.81 123 1990 - 2021
Chad 40.48 124 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 40.4 125 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 40.35 126 1990 - 2021
Suriname 40.35 127 1990 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 40.2 128 1990 - 2021
Indonesia 39.62 129 1990 - 2021
Gabon 39.61 130 1990 - 2021
Senegal 39.52 131 1990 - 2021
Bhutan 39.5 132 1990 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 39.5 133 1990 - 2021
Uzbekistan 39.44 134 1990 - 2021
Burma 39.33 135 1990 - 2021
Philippines 39.33 136 1990 - 2021
Mauritius 39.1 137 1990 - 2021
Guyana 38.64 138 1990 - 2021
Belize 38.61 139 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 38.49 140 1990 - 2021
Mexico 38.47 141 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 38.33 142 1990 - 2021
Nicaragua 37.98 143 1990 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 37.71 144 1990 - 2021
Tajikistan 37.63 145 1990 - 2021
Comoros 36.92 146 1990 - 2021
Libya 35.76 147 1990 - 2021
Honduras 35.37 148 1990 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 34.99 149 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 34.98 150 1990 - 2021
Samoa 34.62 151 1990 - 2021
Sri Lanka 33.65 152 1990 - 2021
Guatemala 33.17 153 1990 - 2021
Fiji 33.03 154 1990 - 2021
Turkey 32.47 155 1990 - 2021
Somalia 31.27 156 1990 - 2021
Mauritania 30.7 157 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh 30.4 158 1990 - 2021
Sudan 30.13 159 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 28.33 160 1990 - 2021
Djibouti 25.88 161 1990 - 2021
Morocco 25.75 162 1990 - 2021
Kuwait 24.63 163 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 24.51 164 1990 - 2021
Maldives 20.88 165 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 20.4 166 1990 - 2021
India 20.35 167 1990 - 2021
Pakistan 20.16 168 1990 - 2021
Palestine 19.8 169 1990 - 2021
Algeria 19.38 170 1990 - 2021
Bahrain 19.36 171 1990 - 2021
Egypt 18.63 172 1990 - 2021
Syria 18.42 173 1990 - 2021
Jordan 17.49 174 1990 - 2021
Afghanistan 17.44 175 1990 - 2021
Iran 17.3 176 1990 - 2021
UA Emirates 17 177 1990 - 2021
Qatar 13.98 178 1990 - 2021
Iraq 13.3 179 1990 - 2021
Oman 12.57 180 1990 - 2021
Yemen 8.15 181 1990 - 2021


Economic outlook

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.
55.02
52.89
52.16
51.58
51.50
51.13
50.45
50.28
50.08
50.06
49.98
49.89
49.72
49.52
49.44
49.42
49.20
49.11
49.07
49.00
48.89
48.89
48.88
48.83
48.80
48.71
48.71
48.69
48.62
48.41
48.36
48.34
48.28
48.28
48.26
48.24
48.19
48.19
47.87
47.73
47.72
47.71
47.67
47.63
47.48
47.38
47.37
47.32
47.22
47.13
47.11
47.02
47.00
46.96
46.93
46.93
46.86
46.84
46.77
46.71
46.70
46.68
46.65
46.65
46.63
46.61
46.57
46.52
46.44
46.32
46.27
46.25
46.15
46.14
45.94
45.92
45.88
45.65
45.47
45.30
45.27
45.20
45.20
45.13
44.99
44.96
44.93
44.83
44.80
44.74
44.64
44.51
44.38
44.30
44.28
44.23
43.98
43.53
43.29
43.22
43.15
42.96
42.87
42.72
42.72
42.57
42.56
42.56
42.54
42.50
42.10
41.67
41.51
41.47
41.30
41.28
41.22
41.14
41.03
41.00
40.97
40.87
40.81
40.48
40.40
40.35
40.35
40.20
39.62
39.61
39.52
39.50
39.50
39.44
39.33
39.33
39.10
38.64
38.61
38.49
38.47
38.33
37.98
37.71
37.63
36.92
35.76
35.37
34.99
34.98
34.62
33.65
33.17
33.03
32.47
31.27
30.70
30.40
30.13
28.33
25.88
25.75
24.63
24.51
20.88
20.40
20.35
20.16
19.80
19.38
19.36
18.63
18.42
17.49
17.44
17.30
17.00
13.98
13.30
12.57
8.15
0
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27.5
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55.02
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