* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Labor force, percent female, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 178 countries was 41.56 percent. The highest value was in Moldova: 52.67 percent and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 6.54 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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Countries Labor force: percent female, 2023 Global rank Available data
Moldova 52.67 1 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 52.64 2 1991 - 2023
Armenia 52.03 3 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 51.39 4 1991 - 2023
Burundi 50.82 5 1991 - 2023
Belarus 50.31 6 1991 - 2023
Macao 50.29 7 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 50.03 8 1991 - 2023
Portugal 49.87 9 1991 - 2023
Kenya 49.79 10 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 49.78 11 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 49.74 12 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 49.69 13 1991 - 2023
Barbados 49.61 14 1991 - 2023
Angola 49.59 15 1991 - 2023
Estonia 49.47 16 1991 - 2023
Latvia 49.44 17 1991 - 2023
Uganda 49.44 18 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 49.42 19 1991 - 2023
Namibia 49.4 20 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 49.09 21 1991 - 2023
France 49.03 22 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 48.72 23 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 48.71 24 1991 - 2023
Russia 48.67 25 1991 - 2023
Malawi 48.47 26 1991 - 2023
Finland 48.45 27 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 48.43 28 1991 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 48.42 29 1991 - 2023
Togo 48.3 30 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 48.3 31 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 48.02 32 1991 - 2023
Ghana 47.96 33 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 47.92 34 1991 - 2023
Liberia 47.78 35 1991 - 2023
Papua N.G. 47.75 36 1991 - 2023
New Zealand 47.61 37 1991 - 2023
UK 47.61 38 1991 - 2023
Israel 47.59 39 1991 - 2023
North Korea 47.5 40 1991 - 2023
Botswana 47.49 41 1991 - 2023
Canada 47.43 42 1991 - 2023
Haiti 47.35 43 1991 - 2023
Denmark 47.29 44 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 47.29 45 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 47.24 46 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 47.23 47 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 47.22 48 1991 - 2023
Sweden 47.15 49 1991 - 2023
Georgia 47.14 50 1991 - 2023
Croatia 47.08 51 1991 - 2023
Norway 47.06 52 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 47.05 53 1991 - 2023
Austria 47.01 54 1991 - 2023
Australia 47 55 1991 - 2023
Gambia 47 56 1991 - 2023
South Africa 46.98 57 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 46.95 58 1991 - 2023
N. Caledonia 46.95 59 1991 - 2023
Spain 46.94 60 1991 - 2023
Belgium 46.85 61 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 46.85 62 1991 - 2023
Laos 46.82 63 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 46.81 64 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 46.81 65 1991 - 2023
Ireland 46.77 66 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 46.74 67 1991 - 2023
Germany 46.68 68 1991 - 2023
USA 46.46 69 1991 - 2023
Hungary 46.45 70 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 46.44 71 1991 - 2023
Peru 46.29 72 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 46.28 73 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 46.14 74 1991 - 2023
Iceland 45.95 75 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 45.93 76 1991 - 2023
Thailand 45.93 77 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 45.65 78 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 45.55 79 1991 - 2023
Poland 45.55 80 1991 - 2023
Serbia 45.52 81 1991 - 2023
Benin 45.51 82 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 45.49 83 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 45.35 84 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 45.14 85 1991 - 2023
China 45.13 86 1991 - 2023
Japan 45.11 87 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 45.03 88 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 45.02 89 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 44.89 90 1991 - 2023
Greece 44.87 91 1991 - 2023
Zambia 44.79 92 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 44.68 93 1991 - 2023
Albania 44.26 94 1991 - 2023
Czechia 44.1 95 1991 - 2023
Vanuatu 44.07 96 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 43.78 97 1991 - 2023
Brazil 43.49 98 1991 - 2023
South Korea 43.48 99 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 43.42 100 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 43.31 101 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 42.9 102 1991 - 2023
Chile 42.78 103 1991 - 2023
Italy 42.78 104 1991 - 2023
Romania 42.77 105 1991 - 2023
Argentina 42.69 106 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 42.44 107 1991 - 2023
Singapore 42.41 108 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 42.35 109 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 42.26 110 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 42.17 111 1991 - 2023
Niger 41.85 112 1991 - 2023
Suriname 41.72 113 1991 - 2023
Malta 41.71 114 1991 - 2023
Brunei 41.66 115 1991 - 2023
Colombia 41.58 116 1991 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 41.45 117 1991 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 41.41 118 1991 - 2023
Guinea 41.33 119 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 41.25 120 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 41.1 121 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 41.03 122 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 40.98 123 1991 - 2023
Tonga 40.94 124 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 40.63 125 1991 - 2023
Chad 40.47 126 1991 - 2023
Guyana 40.41 127 1991 - 2023
Panama 40.15 128 1991 - 2023
Gabon 39.83 129 1991 - 2023
Honduras 39.6 130 1991 - 2023
Belize 39.51 131 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 39.5 132 1991 - 2023
Mexico 39.45 133 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 39.39 134 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 39.07 135 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 38.95 136 1991 - 2023
Philippines 38.89 137 1991 - 2023
Senegal 38.73 138 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 38.71 139 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 38.35 140 1991 - 2023
Mali 38.21 141 1991 - 2023
Burma 37.98 142 1991 - 2023
Nepal 37.75 143 1991 - 2023
Samoa 37.67 144 1991 - 2023
Comoros 37.39 145 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 36.85 146 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 36.06 147 1991 - 2023
Libya 35.91 148 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 35.29 149 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 34.48 150 1991 - 2023
Fiji 33.81 151 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 33.39 152 1991 - 2023
Turkey 33.29 153 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 33.18 154 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 32.43 155 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 31.78 156 1991 - 2023
Somalia 31.25 157 1991 - 2023
Sudan 29.57 158 1991 - 2023
Djibouti 29.29 159 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 29.11 160 1991 - 2023
India 28.71 161 1991 - 2023
Maldives 27.46 162 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 24.98 163 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 23.18 164 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 22.6 165 1991 - 2023
Morocco 22.5 166 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 21.78 167 1991 - 2023
Algeria 19.53 168 1991 - 2023
Egypt 18.6 169 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 18.54 170 1991 - 2023
Syria 18.44 171 1991 - 2023
Qatar 17.12 172 1991 - 2023
Jordan 17.05 173 1991 - 2023
Iran 16.8 174 1991 - 2023
Oman 16.75 175 1991 - 2023
Iraq 13.88 176 1991 - 2023
Yemen 7.77 177 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 6.54 178 1991 - 2023



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.

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