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

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 Burkina Faso 85.00 2007
2 Madagascar 84.50 2012
3 Uganda 83.80 2013
4 Mozambique 83.20 2012
5 Togo 80.90 2006
6 Ethiopia 77.80 2013
7 Ghana 77.30 2013
8 Benin 74.60 2010
9 Malawi 74.30 2013
10 Tanzania 74.00 2013
11 Equatorial Guinea 73.50 1994
12 Namibia 73.10 2013
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 72.00 2005
14 Rwanda 71.70 2012
15 Burundi 70.20 2008
16 The Gambia 69.60 2012
17 Zambia 69.30 2012
18 Central African Republic 69.10 1988
19 Guinea 66.80 2012
20 Sierra Leone 65.90 2004
21 Chad 64.70 1993
22 Cameroon 64.20 2010
23 Seychelles 61.90 2011
24 Kenya 59.50 2005
25 Liberia 59.30 2010
26 Zimbabwe 58.10 2012
27 Lesotho 57.30 2013
28 Botswana 52.90 2010
29 Cabo Verde 51.10 2010
30 Mali 50.40 2010
31 Djibouti 48.70 1996
32 Nigeria 48.40 2004
33 Côte d'Ivoire 48.30 1998
34 South Africa 46.40 2014
35 Mauritius 45.10 2014
36 Senegal 44.30 2011
37 Congo 43.00 2012
38 Gabon 39.90 2010
39 Niger 39.00 2005
40 Libya 33.80 2012
41 Swaziland 31.90 1997
42 São Tomé and Principe 28.80 2006
42 Mauritania 28.80 2012
44 Comoros 26.60 1991
45 Tunisia 25.60 2013
46 Morocco 25.20 2014
47 Sudan 23.00 2009
48 Egypt 22.90 2013
49 Algeria 14.90 2014

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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).