Which Country Suffers the Most From Female Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) (%), 2019
Labour | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2019, Palestine ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) with 40.9% followed by Iraq and South Africa. On the other end of the scale was Niger with 0.360%, Qatar with 0.432% and Laos with 0.569%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) reached 5.58% in 2019 in the World. This is 0.684 % less than in the previous year and -9.14 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) reached an all time high of 6.37% in 2003 and an all time low of 4.78% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 0.539 % since 1980.

Data for more countries are available at Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) indicator page.

Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Botswana % 21.0% 20.8% 20.9% 20.6% 20.5%
Egypt % 24.0% 24.9% 23.7% 23.1% 23.0%
Gabon % 28.9% 28.7% 28.6% 28.3% 28.1%
Greece % 30.2% 28.9% 28.1% 26.1% 24.3%
Iraq % 22.0% 22.2% 22.3% 31.0% 30.9%
Jordan % 20.6% 22.7% 24.2% 24.0% 23.7%
Lesotho % 29.0% 28.7% 28.5% 27.8% 27.8%
Libya % 25.1% 25.3% 25.2% 25.0% 24.6%
Palestine % 26.2% 34.3% 37.9% 42.8% 41.8%
Saudi Arabia % 21.7% 21.7% 21.2% 20.3% 22.5%
South Africa % 27.0% 27.5% 29.0% 29.3% 29.1%
Sudan % 30.3% 30.0% 29.9% 29.5% 29.1%
Swaziland % 26.0% 25.1% 24.5% 24.2% 23.9%
Tunisia % 21.5% 22.4% 23.4% 23.1% 23.1%
Yemen % 26.1% 25.3% 25.5% 25.5% 25.3%