Ethiopia - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Ethiopia was 47.22 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 47.22 in 2011, while its lowest value was 44.66 in 1997.

Definition: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.

Source: International Labour Organization, using World Bank population estimates.

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Year Value
1990 45.11
1991 45.18
1992 45.38
1993 45.12
1994 45.11
1995 44.93
1996 44.72
1997 44.66
1998 44.79
1999 44.78
2000 45.20
2001 45.55
2002 45.94
2003 46.26
2004 46.64
2005 46.95
2006 46.99
2007 47.04
2008 47.02
2009 47.13
2010 47.17
2011 47.22

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Ethiopia was 42,136,270 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 42,136,270 in 2011 and a minimum value of 21,557,020 in 1990.

Definition: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.

Source: International Labour Organization, using World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1990 21,557,020
1991 22,285,280
1992 23,037,290
1993 23,690,540
1994 24,376,120
1995 25,091,720
1996 25,711,190
1997 26,427,310
1998 27,191,440
1999 27,917,370
2000 28,965,090
2001 30,070,510
2002 31,196,960
2003 32,384,920
2004 33,599,240
2005 34,880,670
2006 35,975,970
2007 37,123,310
2008 38,318,560
2009 39,508,740
2010 40,780,620
2011 42,136,270

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure