Female to Male Labour Participation Rate rose to 84.5% in Nigeria in 2018

Female to Male Labour Participation Rate (%)
Labour | Nigeria | May 18, 2019
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Female to Male Labour Participation Rate reached 84.5 % in 2018 in Nigeria. This is 0.336 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Female to Male Labour Participation Rate in Nigeria reached an all time high of 84.5 % in 2018 and an all time low of 72.8 % in 1990. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, Female to Male Labour Participation Rate in Benin amounted to 94.4 %, 87.5 % in Cameroon, 83.2 % in Chad and 74.4 % in Niger in 2018.

Nigeria has been ranked 49th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Female to Male Labour Participation Rate, 17 places above 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
Algeria % 23.4% 24.0% 22.8% 22.5% 22.3%
Benin % 92.5% 92.9% 93.2% 93.5% 93.8%
Burkina Faso % 74.8% 75.9% 77.1% 77.4% 77.6%
Cameroon % 86.8% 86.9% 87.1% 87.3% 87.4%
Central African Republic % 81.6% 80.7% 80.5% 80.4% 80.7%
Chad % 81.5% 81.8% 82.2% 82.6% 82.8%
Gabon % 70.1% 70.8% 71.4% 72.0% 71.8%
Libya % 29.6% 31.2% 33.2% 33.3% 33.5%
Mali % 73.2% 73.1% 73.1% 75.5% 75.6%
Niger % 74.3% 74.2% 74.3% 74.3% 74.3%
Nigeria % 82.9% 83.9% 84.0% 84.2% 84.1%
Sudan % 32.5% 32.9% 33.4% 33.9% 34.4%
Togo % 95.0% 95.1% 95.3% 95.6% 95.8%