Which Country Suffers the Most From Female Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) (%), 2018
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, Palestine ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) with 50.8% followed by South Africa and Gabon. On the other end of the scale was Niger with 0.155%, Laos with 0.558% and Qatar with 0.638%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) reached 5.43% in 2018 in the World. This is 1.77 % less than in the previous year and 1.50 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate, Female (As % of Female Labour Force) reached an all time high of 6.33% in 2003 and an all time low of 4.65% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 0.578 % 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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 30.6% 28.9% 31.1% 30.7% 30.1%
Botswana % 21.9% 22.3% 22.2% 21.7% 21.7%
Egypt % 24.0% 24.2% 24.0% 24.9% 23.7%
Gabon % 29.0% 28.9% 28.6% 28.7% 28.1%
Greece % 28.3% 31.4% 30.2% 28.9% 28.2%
Jordan % 20.0% 22.2% 20.6% 22.7% 24.2%
Lesotho % 30.0% 28.8% 28.2% 28.0% 27.7%
Libya % 26.6% 25.7% 24.0% 23.0% 23.1%
Namibia % 19.0% 20.7% 20.4% 22.7% 25.0%
Palestine % 32.9% 35.0% 38.4% 39.0% 44.7%
South Africa % 27.1% 26.5% 27.0% 27.5% 29.0%
Sudan % 23.7% 24.0% 24.2% 24.0% 23.7%
Swaziland % 28.8% 28.3% 27.2% 26.0% 24.7%
Tunisia % 25.6% 23.0% 21.5% 22.4% 23.4%
Yemen % 22.3% 24.7% 26.1% 26.5% 25.3%