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Labor force, percent female, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 46 countries was 44.89 percent. The highest value was in Burundi: 51.96 percent and the lowest value was in Sudan: 30.42 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
Burundi 51.96 1 1990 - 2022
Mozambique 51.63 2 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 50.68 3 1990 - 2022
Angola 49.93 4 1990 - 2022
R. of Congo 49.86 5 1990 - 2022
Namibia 49.76 6 1990 - 2022
Kenya 49.7 7 1990 - 2022
Uganda 49.6 8 1990 - 2022
Tanzania 49.08 9 1990 - 2022
Malawi 49.03 10 1990 - 2022
Madagascar 48.97 11 1990 - 2022
Togo 48.47 12 1990 - 2022
DR Congo 48.4 13 1990 - 2022
Sierra Leone 48.08 14 1990 - 2022
Liberia 47.98 15 1990 - 2022
Ghana 47.97 16 1990 - 2022
Cameroon 47.44 17 1990 - 2022
Gambia 47.35 18 1990 - 2022
Botswana 47.33 19 1990 - 2022
Swaziland 47.29 20 1990 - 2022
Eritrea 46.96 21 1990 - 2022
Ethiopia 46.79 22 1990 - 2022
South Africa 46.48 23 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 46.05 24 1990 - 2022
Zambia 45.58 25 1990 - 2022
C.A. Republic 45.52 26 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 45.52 27 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 45.25 28 1990 - 2022
Benin 45.23 29 1990 - 2022
G.-Bissau 45.15 30 1990 - 2022
Cape Verde 44.99 31 1990 - 2022
Nigeria 43.89 32 1990 - 2022
Ivory Coast 43.41 33 1990 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 42.39 34 1990 - 2022
Niger 41.97 35 1990 - 2022
Guinea 40.98 36 1990 - 2022
Chad 40.87 37 1990 - 2022
Gabon 39.93 38 1990 - 2022
Mauritius 39.88 39 1990 - 2022
Mali 39.84 40 1990 - 2022
Senegal 38.98 41 1990 - 2022
Comoros 37.67 42 1990 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 35.47 43 1990 - 2022
Mauritania 33.65 44 1990 - 2022
Somalia 31.44 45 1990 - 2022
Sudan 30.42 46 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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