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Labor force, percent female, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 27 countries was 46.53 percent. The highest value was in Lithuania: 50.06 percent and the lowest value was in Malta: 41.02 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
Lithuania 50.06 1 1990 - 2022
Portugal 49.77 2 1990 - 2022
Latvia 49.39 3 1990 - 2022
Estonia 49.21 4 1990 - 2022
France 48.8 5 1990 - 2022
Finland 48.48 6 1990 - 2022
Sweden 47.37 7 1990 - 2022
Denmark 47.14 8 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 47.08 9 1990 - 2022
Spain 47.07 10 1990 - 2022
Belgium 46.89 11 1990 - 2022
Netherlands 46.87 12 1990 - 2022
Ireland 46.81 13 1990 - 2022
Slovakia 46.8 14 1990 - 2022
Austria 46.73 15 1990 - 2022
Germany 46.71 16 1990 - 2022
Bulgaria 46.44 17 1990 - 2022
Hungary 46.41 18 1990 - 2022
Slovenia 46.06 19 1990 - 2022
Croatia 46 20 1990 - 2022
Cyprus 45.51 21 1990 - 2022
Poland 45.43 22 1990 - 2022
Greece 44.68 23 1990 - 2022
Czechia 44.45 24 1990 - 2022
Italy 42.81 25 1990 - 2022
Romania 42.42 26 1990 - 2022
Malta 41.02 27 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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