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Labor force, percent female, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 45 countries was 35.52 percent. The highest value was in Armenia: 52.76 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 8.07 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Armenia 52.76 1 1990 - 2022
Turkmenistan 52.61 2 1990 - 2022
Macao 50.24 3 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 49.89 4 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 49.84 5 1990 - 2022
Kazakhstan 49.7 6 1990 - 2022
Vietnam 48.48 7 1990 - 2022
Israel 47.92 8 1990 - 2022
North Korea 47.57 9 1990 - 2022
Georgia 47.35 10 1990 - 2022
Cambodia 47.1 11 1990 - 2022
Laos 46.96 12 1990 - 2022
Thailand 45.94 13 1990 - 2022
China 45.17 14 1990 - 2022
Mongolia 44.96 15 1990 - 2022
Japan 44.79 16 1990 - 2022
South Korea 42.91 17 1990 - 2022
Singapore 42.81 18 1990 - 2022
Brunei 41.82 19 1990 - 2022
Bhutan 40.58 20 1990 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 39.63 21 1990 - 2022
Indonesia 39.51 22 1990 - 2022
Malaysia 39.21 23 1990 - 2022
Philippines 39.09 24 1990 - 2022
Tajikistan 38.19 25 1990 - 2022
Nepal 38.06 26 1990 - 2022
Uzbekistan 35.95 27 1990 - 2022
Sri Lanka 34.22 28 1990 - 2022
Bangladesh 32.67 29 1990 - 2022
Lebanon 32.21 30 1990 - 2022
Maldives 27.42 31 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 24.99 32 1990 - 2022
India 23.54 33 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 23.31 34 1990 - 2022
Bahrain 21.79 35 1990 - 2022
Palestine 21.31 36 1990 - 2022
Syria 19.16 37 1990 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 18.87 38 1990 - 2022
UA Emirates 18.34 39 1990 - 2022
Iran 18.3 40 1990 - 2022
Jordan 17.75 41 1990 - 2022
Oman 16.88 42 1990 - 2022
Qatar 16.07 43 1990 - 2022
Iraq 14.4 44 1990 - 2022
Yemen 8.07 45 1990 - 2022



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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