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Labor force, percent female, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 11 countries was 41.45 percent. The highest value was in Vietnam: 48.3 percent and the lowest value was in India: 28.71 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
Vietnam 48.3 1 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 46.95 2 1991 - 2023
Laos 46.82 3 1991 - 2023
Thailand 45.93 4 1991 - 2023
Singapore 42.41 5 1991 - 2023
Brunei 41.66 6 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 39.39 7 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 38.95 8 1991 - 2023
Philippines 38.89 9 1991 - 2023
Burma 37.98 10 1991 - 2023
India 28.71 11 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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