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Labor force, percent female, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 19 countries was 42.81 percent. The highest value was in Barbados: 50.1 percent and the lowest value was in Guatemala: 32.34 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
Barbados 50.1 1 1990 - 2022
Bahamas 48.39 2 1990 - 2022
Haiti 48.15 3 1990 - 2022
Saint Lucia 47.66 4 1990 - 2022
Canada 47.41 5 1990 - 2022
USA 46.38 6 1990 - 2022
Jamaica 45.99 7 1990 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 43.65 8 1990 - 2022
Panama 42.2 9 1990 - 2022
Puerto Rico 41.6 10 1990 - 2022
El Salvador 41.5 11 1990 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 41.48 12 1990 - 2022
Costa Rica 41.06 13 1990 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 40.81 14 1990 - 2022
Honduras 38.94 15 1990 - 2022
Mexico 38.83 16 1990 - 2022
Belize 38.52 17 1990 - 2022
Nicaragua 38.41 18 1990 - 2022
Guatemala 32.34 19 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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