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Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) (%), 2018
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, Rwanda ranked the highest in Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) with 84.2% followed by Madagascar and Nepal. On the other end of the scale was Yemen with 5.98%, Syria with 12.0% and Iraq with 12.4%.

Average Labour Participation Rate, Female (As % of Female Population Aged 15+Years Old) reached 47.9% in 2018 in the World. This is 0.445 % less than in the previous year and -3.09 % 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 51.0% in 1992 and an all time low of 47.9% in 2018. The average annual growth amounted to -0.217 % 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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % 75.4% 75.4% 75.5% 75.5% 75.5%
Burundi % 79.9% 79.7% 79.6% 79.8% 80.1%
Cambodia % 79.4% 78.1% 76.7% 75.3% 75.2%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 74.7% 74.6% 74.5% 74.5% 74.4%
Eritrea % 73.7% 73.8% 73.8% 73.8% 74.0%
Ethiopia % 73.6% 73.5% 73.6% 73.8% 73.9%
Laos % 76.8% 76.8% 76.7% 76.7% 76.7%
Madagascar % 86.6% 85.7% 84.7% 83.5% 83.5%
Malawi % 72.7% 72.5% 72.5% 72.6% 72.7%
Mozambique % 81.0% 80.0% 79.0% 77.8% 77.8%
Nepal % 80.2% 80.6% 80.9% 81.1% 81.4%
Rwanda % 84.3% 84.2% 84.1% 84.1% 84.2%
Tanzania % 81.9% 80.8% 79.5% 79.6% 79.6%
Togo % 76.0% 76.1% 76.1% 76.2% 76.2%
Zimbabwe % 77.6% 77.8% 77.9% 78.1% 78.2%