Female to Male Labour Participation Rate fell to 88.8% in Malawi in 2018

Female to Male Labour Participation Rate (%)
Labour | Malawi | May 18, 2019
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Female to Male Labour Participation Rate reached 88.8 % in 2018 in Malawi. This is 0.247 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Female to Male Labour Participation Rate in Malawi reached an all time high of 97.6 % in 1990 and an all time low of 87.6 % in 2013. When compared to Malawi's main peers, Female to Male Labour Participation Rate in Mozambique amounted to 97.4 %, 78.0 % in South Africa, 91.0 % in Tanzania and 88.7 % in Zambia in 2018.

Malawi has been ranked 25th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Female to Male Labour Participation Rate, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The labour force participation rate is the proportion of the population aged 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labour for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Female to Male Labour Participation Rate Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % 93.6% 93.7% 93.8% 93.9% 94.0%
Botswana % 80.9% 82.5% 82.9% 83.2% 83.6%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 91.2% 91.3% 91.4% 91.5% 91.5%
Kenya % 88.3% 89.0% 89.8% 90.5% 91.3%
Lesotho % 79.5% 79.0% 79.4% 79.8% 80.0%
Malawi % 88.2% 87.6% 88.0% 88.3% 88.7%
Mozambique % 99.6% 98.9% 98.1% 97.3% 97.4%
Namibia % 85.7% 90.5% 88.9% 86.7% 84.7%
South Africa % 75.3% 76.7% 76.8% 77.2% 77.0%
Swaziland % 60.2% 60.9% 61.5% 62.0% 62.3%
Tanzania % 92.8% 91.9% 90.9% 91.0% 91.1%
Uganda % 87.2% 87.5% 88.0% 88.5% 88.9%
Zambia % 86.7% 87.1% 87.4% 87.8% 88.2%
Zimbabwe % 87.7% 87.7% 87.8% 87.8% 87.9%