Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) (national estimate) - Country Ranking

Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Belarus 86.00 2013
2 Burkina Faso 85.00 2007
3 Madagascar 84.50 2012
4 Uganda 83.80 2013
5 Mozambique 83.20 2012
6 Togo 80.90 2006
7 Cayman Islands 80.60 2013
8 Cambodia 77.80 2013
8 Ethiopia 77.80 2013
10 Nepal 77.50 2013
11 Iceland 77.40 2014
12 Ghana 77.30 2013
13 St. Kitts and Nevis 74.90 2001
14 Benin 74.60 2010
15 Malawi 74.30 2013
16 Tanzania 74.00 2013
17 Equatorial Guinea 73.50 1994
18 Vietnam 73.30 2014
19 Namibia 73.10 2013
20 Dem. Rep. Congo 72.00 2005
21 Rwanda 71.70 2012
22 Papua New Guinea 71.30 2000
23 Burundi 70.20 2008
24 The Bahamas 69.80 2013
25 The Gambia 69.60 2012
26 Zambia 69.30 2012
27 Central African Republic 69.10 1988
27 Sweden 69.10 2014
29 Macao SAR, China 67.60 2013
30 Guinea 66.80 2012
31 Kazakhstan 66.70 2013
32 Lao PDR 66.30 2005
33 Sierra Leone 65.90 2004
33 Antigua and Barbuda 65.90 2001
35 Nicaragua 64.80 2013
36 Chad 64.70 1993
37 Cameroon 64.20 2010
38 New Zealand 63.70 2014
39 St. Lucia 63.40 2013
40 Russia 63.30 2014
41 Norway 62.80 2014
42 Switzerland 62.60 2014
43 Bolivia 62.40 2011
44 Solomon Islands 62.20 2009
45 Barbados 62.00 2013
46 Seychelles 61.90 2011
47 Thailand 61.70 2014
48 Canada 61.60 2014
49 Azerbaijan 61.40 2013
50 New Caledonia 61.30 2009
51 Kuwait 61.10 2011
52 Haiti 60.70 2010
53 Peru 60.20 2014
54 Kenya 59.50 2005
55 Liberia 59.30 2010
56 Israel 59.20 2014
57 Bhutan 58.90 2013
58 Netherlands 58.60 2014
58 Australia 58.60 2014
58 Cyprus 58.60 2014
61 Brunei 58.30 2014
62 Singapore 58.10 2013
62 Palau 58.10 2005
62 Denmark 58.10 2014
62 Zimbabwe 58.10 2012
66 Colombia 58.00 2014
67 Lesotho 57.30 2013
68 United Kingdom 57.00 2014
68 United States 57.00 2014
70 Georgia 56.80 2013
71 Mongolia 56.30 2013
72 Ukraine 56.10 2014
73 Armenia 55.90 2013
74 Jamaica 55.50 2012
74 Finland 55.50 2014
76 Paraguay 55.40 2014
77 Austria 55.30 2014
78 Grenada 54.80 1998
78 Germany 54.80 2014
80 Estonia 54.60 2014
81 Hong Kong SAR, China 54.50 2013
82 Uruguay 54.40 2013
83 Lithuania 53.90 2014
84 Portugal 53.80 2014
84 San Marino 53.80 2003
86 Belize 53.70 2012
87 Malaysia 53.60 2014
88 Liechtenstein 53.50 2013
89 Latvia 53.40 2014
89 Luxembourg 53.40 2014
91 Spain 53.10 2014
91 Qatar 53.10 2013
93 Botswana 52.90 2010
94 Ireland 52.60 2014
95 Kiribati 52.30 2010
95 Tajikistan 52.30 2004
97 Slovenia 52.20 2014
98 France 51.80 2014
99 Venezuela 51.50 2014
100 Korea 51.30 2014
100 Trinidad and Tobago 51.30 2013
102 Cabo Verde 51.10 2010
102 Slovak Republic 51.10 2014
104 Vanuatu 51.00 2010
105 Czech Republic 50.90 2014
106 Philippines 50.50 2014
107 Mali 50.40 2010
108 Indonesia 50.30 2013
109 Panama 49.80 2014
110 El Salvador 49.30 2013
111 Japan 49.20 2014
111 Kyrgyz Republic 49.20 2013
113 Suriname 49.00 2013
113 Costa Rica 49.00 2014
115 Djibouti 48.70 1996
116 Bulgaria 48.60 2014
117 Poland 48.50 2014
118 Nigeria 48.40 2004
118 Chile 48.40 2014
120 Côte d'Ivoire 48.30 1998
121 Brazil 48.20 2014
122 Belgium 48.10 2014
123 Tuvalu 47.90 2005
124 Argentina 47.80 2014
125 Ecuador 47.70 2013
126 Hungary 46.50 2014
127 Croatia 46.40 2014
127 South Africa 46.40 2014
129 Montenegro 46.22 2014
130 Romania 46.20 2014
131 Dominican Republic 46.10 2014
132 Mauritius 45.10 2014
133 Dominica 45.00 2001
134 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 44.30 1991
134 Albania 44.30 2013
134 Senegal 44.30 2011
137 Greece 44.10 2014
138 Macedonia 44.00 2014
139 Mexico 43.30 2014
140 Congo 43.00 2012
141 Bahrain 42.50 2011
142 United Arab Emirates 42.10 2009
143 Malta 41.10 2014
144 Cuba 40.60 2013
145 Serbia 40.40 2013
146 Guatemala 40.30 2013
147 Italy 40.10 2014
148 Gabon 39.90 2010
149 Niger 39.00 2005
150 Moldova 38.60 2014
151 Fiji 37.60 2007
152 Honduras 37.20 2013
153 Bangladesh 36.00 2010
154 Monaco 35.10 2000
155 Sri Lanka 34.70 2014
156 Tonga 34.20 2003
157 Guyana 34.10 2002
158 Libya 33.80 2012
159 Puerto Rico 33.50 2012
160 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32.50 2013
161 Swaziland 31.90 1997
162 Turkey 30.20 2014
163 São Tomé and Principe 28.80 2006
163 Mauritania 28.80 2012
165 Timor-Leste 27.10 2010
166 Comoros 26.60 1991
167 India 25.80 2014
168 Tunisia 25.60 2013
169 Morocco 25.20 2014
170 Myanmar 24.90 1990
171 Oman 24.60 2003
172 Samoa 24.40 2012
173 Pakistan 24.30 2013
174 Sudan 23.00 2009
175 Egypt 22.90 2013
176 Lebanon 22.30 2009
177 Saudi Arabia 20.40 2014
178 Afghanistan 18.50 2011
179 Algeria 14.90 2014
180 Iraq 13.80 2009
181 Jordan 13.20 2013
182 Syrian Arab Republic 12.90 2010
183 Iran 12.00 2014
184 Yemen 10.00 2010

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Data are based on national surveys or censuses and may differ from the ILO estimates (SL.TLF.CACT.FE.ZS).