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Female labor force participation rate, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 178 countries was 51.07 percent. The highest value was in the Solomon Islands: 82.73 percent and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 4.83 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 Female labor force participation, 2023 Global rank Available data
Solomon Isl. 82.73 1 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 82.58 2 1991 - 2023
Burundi 78.78 3 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 78.42 4 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 77.14 5 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 74.75 6 1991 - 2023
Angola 72.76 7 1991 - 2023
Liberia 72.42 8 1991 - 2023
Kenya 72.2 9 1991 - 2023
Moldova 72.17 10 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 71.37 11 1991 - 2023
Iceland 70.07 12 1991 - 2023
North Korea 69.65 13 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 69.46 14 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 68.48 15 1991 - 2023
Uganda 67.59 16 1991 - 2023
New Zealand 67.57 17 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 67.4 18 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 67.29 19 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 66.9 20 1991 - 2023
Peru 65.9 21 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 65.35 22 1991 - 2023
Ghana 65.27 23 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 64.55 24 1991 - 2023
Qatar 64.13 25 1991 - 2023
Malawi 63.84 26 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 63.38 27 1991 - 2023
Sweden 63.38 28 1991 - 2023
Macao 63.23 29 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 63.15 30 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 62.67 31 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 62.62 32 1991 - 2023
Niger 62.26 33 1991 - 2023
Norway 61.77 34 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 61.72 35 1991 - 2023
Singapore 61.63 36 1991 - 2023
Australia 61.52 37 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 61.41 38 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 61.28 39 1991 - 2023
Canada 61.14 40 1991 - 2023
Estonia 61.14 41 1991 - 2023
Haiti 60.93 42 1991 - 2023
Israel 60.88 43 1991 - 2023
Vanuatu 60.6 44 1991 - 2023
China 60.54 45 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 60.39 46 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 60.26 47 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 59.95 48 1991 - 2023
Botswana 59.88 49 1991 - 2023
Ireland 59.87 50 1991 - 2023
Denmark 59.52 51 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 59.5 52 1991 - 2023
Belarus 59.24 53 1991 - 2023
Thailand 59.18 54 1991 - 2023
Barbados 58.5 55 1991 - 2023
UK 58.26 56 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 57.82 57 1991 - 2023
Finland 57.72 58 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 57.59 59 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 57.56 60 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 57.08 61 1991 - 2023
Malta 56.94 62 1991 - 2023
Austria 56.75 63 1991 - 2023
Benin 56.72 64 1991 - 2023
USA 56.51 65 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 56.47 66 1991 - 2023
Germany 56.45 67 1991 - 2023
Gambia 56.31 68 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 56.29 69 1991 - 2023
Togo 56.14 70 1991 - 2023
Armenia 56 71 1991 - 2023
Laos 55.97 72 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 55.84 73 1991 - 2023
Namibia 55.82 74 1991 - 2023
South Korea 55.77 75 1991 - 2023
Latvia 55.68 76 1991 - 2023
Brunei 55.42 77 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 55.35 78 1991 - 2023
Portugal 55.29 79 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 55.07 80 1991 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 55.06 81 1991 - 2023
Japan 54.85 82 1991 - 2023
Russia 54.45 83 1991 - 2023
Georgia 54.41 84 1991 - 2023
Hungary 53.98 85 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 53.85 86 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 53.52 87 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 53.27 88 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 53.19 89 1991 - 2023
Brazil 53.13 90 1991 - 2023
Albania 52.82 91 1991 - 2023
France 52.78 92 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 52.76 93 1991 - 2023
N. Caledonia 52.75 94 1991 - 2023
Spain 52.63 95 1991 - 2023
South Africa 52.38 96 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 52.34 97 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 52.2 98 1991 - 2023
Zambia 52.15 99 1991 - 2023
Czechia 51.92 100 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 51.8 101 1991 - 2023
Chile 51.77 102 1991 - 2023
Mali 51.63 103 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 51.6 104 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 51.58 105 1991 - 2023
Poland 51.58 106 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 51.51 107 1991 - 2023
Colombia 51.42 108 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 51.08 109 1991 - 2023
Serbia 50.93 110 1991 - 2023
Argentina 50.84 111 1991 - 2023
Belgium 50.55 112 1991 - 2023
Panama 50.33 113 1991 - 2023
Belize 50.17 114 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 50.11 115 1991 - 2023
Honduras 49.88 116 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 49.44 117 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 49.44 118 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 49.35 119 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 48.87 120 1991 - 2023
Chad 48.57 121 1991 - 2023
Croatia 47.93 122 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 47.6 123 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 47.38 124 1991 - 2023
Philippines 47.21 125 1991 - 2023
Mexico 46.8 126 1991 - 2023
Papua N.G. 46.43 127 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 46.07 128 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 45.87 129 1991 - 2023
Greece 45.19 130 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 44.75 131 1991 - 2023
Suriname 44.68 132 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 44.13 133 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 43.01 134 1991 - 2023
Tonga 42.83 135 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 42.64 136 1991 - 2023
Maldives 42.55 137 1991 - 2023
Guinea 42.39 138 1991 - 2023
Romania 42.37 139 1991 - 2023
Burma 41.49 140 1991 - 2023
Samoa 41.4 141 1991 - 2023
Italy 41.27 142 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 40.83 143 1991 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 40.53 144 1991 - 2023
Gabon 39.94 145 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 39.92 146 1991 - 2023
Guyana 39.61 147 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 39.3 148 1991 - 2023
Fiji 39.15 149 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 37.75 150 1991 - 2023
Senegal 37.6 151 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 37.01 152 1991 - 2023
Turkey 35.35 153 1991 - 2023
Libya 34.78 154 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 34.51 155 1991 - 2023
Comoros 33.06 156 1991 - 2023
India 32.68 157 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 32.09 158 1991 - 2023
Oman 32.04 159 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 32.01 160 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 31.53 161 1991 - 2023
Nepal 28.68 162 1991 - 2023
Sudan 27.87 163 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 27.48 164 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 26.85 165 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 26.41 166 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 24.46 167 1991 - 2023
Somalia 21.15 168 1991 - 2023
Morocco 19.81 169 1991 - 2023
Djibouti 18.53 170 1991 - 2023
Algeria 16.81 171 1991 - 2023
Egypt 16.45 172 1991 - 2023
Iran 14.38 173 1991 - 2023
Syria 14.14 174 1991 - 2023
Jordan 14.05 175 1991 - 2023
Iraq 11.38 176 1991 - 2023
Yemen 5.1 177 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 4.83 178 1991 - 2023



Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
82.73
82.58
78.78
78.42
77.14
74.75
72.76
72.42
72.20
72.17
71.37
70.07
69.65
69.46
68.48
67.59
67.57
67.40
67.29
66.90
65.90
65.35
65.27
64.55
64.13
63.84
63.38
63.38
63.23
63.15
62.67
62.62
62.26
61.77
61.72
61.63
61.52
61.41
61.28
61.14
61.14
60.93
60.88
60.60
60.54
60.39
60.26
59.95
59.88
59.87
59.52
59.50
59.24
59.18
58.50
58.26
57.82
57.72
57.59
57.56
57.08
56.94
56.75
56.72
56.51
56.47
56.45
56.31
56.29
56.14
56.00
55.97
55.84
55.82
55.77
55.68
55.42
55.35
55.29
55.07
55.06
54.85
54.45
54.41
53.98
53.85
53.52
53.27
53.19
53.13
52.82
52.78
52.76
52.75
52.63
52.38
52.34
52.20
52.15
51.92
51.80
51.77
51.63
51.60
51.58
51.58
51.51
51.42
51.08
50.93
50.84
50.55
50.33
50.17
50.11
49.88
49.44
49.44
49.35
48.87
48.57
47.93
47.60
47.38
47.21
46.80
46.43
46.07
45.87
45.19
44.75
44.68
44.13
43.01
42.83
42.64
42.55
42.39
42.37
41.49
41.40
41.27
40.83
40.53
39.94
39.92
39.61
39.30
39.15
37.75
37.60
37.01
35.35
34.78
34.51
33.06
32.68
32.09
32.04
32.01
31.53
28.68
27.87
27.48
26.85
26.41
24.46
21.15
19.81
18.53
16.81
16.45
14.38
14.14
14.05
11.38
5.10
4.83
0
20.7
41.4
62
82.73
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