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Labor force, percent female, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was 21.28 percent. The highest value was in Libya: 35.98 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
Libya 35.98 1 1990 - 2022
Lebanon 32.21 2 1990 - 2022
Djibouti 29.44 3 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 29.41 4 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 24.99 5 1990 - 2022
Morocco 23.51 6 1990 - 2022
Bahrain 21.79 7 1990 - 2022
Algeria 19.81 8 1990 - 2022
Syria 19.16 9 1990 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 18.87 10 1990 - 2022
UA Emirates 18.34 11 1990 - 2022
Iran 18.3 12 1990 - 2022
Egypt 17.99 13 1990 - 2022
Jordan 17.75 14 1990 - 2022
Oman 16.88 15 1990 - 2022
Qatar 16.07 16 1990 - 2022
Iraq 14.4 17 1990 - 2022
Yemen 8.07 18 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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