* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Labor force, percent female, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 18 countries was 21.25 percent. The highest value was in Libya: 35.91 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 7.77 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
Libya 35.91 1 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 31.78 2 1991 - 2023
Djibouti 29.29 3 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 29.11 4 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 24.98 5 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 22.6 6 1991 - 2023
Morocco 22.5 7 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 21.78 8 1991 - 2023
Algeria 19.53 9 1991 - 2023
Egypt 18.6 10 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 18.54 11 1991 - 2023
Syria 18.44 12 1991 - 2023
Qatar 17.12 13 1991 - 2023
Jordan 17.05 14 1991 - 2023
Iran 16.8 15 1991 - 2023
Oman 16.75 16 1991 - 2023
Iraq 13.88 17 1991 - 2023
Yemen 7.77 18 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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