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Which Are the Countries Where Females Work the Most?

Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) (%), 2020
Labour | April 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2020, Rwanda ranked the highest in Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) with 82.3% followed by Madagascar and Tanzania. On the other end of the scale was Yemen with 6.08%, Iraq with 11.1% and Jordan with 13.3%.

Average Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) reached 45.9% in 2020 in the World. This is 3.86 % more than in the previous year and -3.01 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) reached an all time high of 51.3% in 1992 and an all time low of 45.9% in 2020. The average annual growth amounted to -0.233 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) indicator page.

Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola % 74.8% 74.9% 74.9% 74.9% 75.0%
Burundi % 79.9% 79.9% 79.9% 79.9% 79.9%
Cambodia % 74.4% 73.4% 75.9% 76.4% 76.3%
Cameroon % 70.5% 70.6% 70.6% 70.7% 70.7%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 78.0% 78.1% 77.9% 78.1% 78.3%
Ethiopia % 74.4% 74.5% 74.6% 74.6% 74.7%
Kenya % 71.3% 71.4% 71.4% 71.6% 71.9%
Laos % 76.2% 76.1% 76.0% 75.9% 75.9%
Madagascar % 83.7% 83.6% 83.7% 83.7% 83.8%
Malawi % 72.8% 72.8% 73.0% 73.1% 73.2%
Mozambique % 79.1% 78.1% 78.2% 78.2% 78.3%
Nepal % 81.2% 81.6% 82.0% 82.2% 82.4%
Rwanda % 83.7% 83.8% 83.8% 83.9% 83.9%
Tanzania % 80.0% 80.0% 80.1% 80.1% 80.1%
Zimbabwe % 80.3% 80.3% 80.3% 80.3% 80.3%