Lao PDR - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Lao PDR was 49.95 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 50.78 in 2005, while its lowest value was 49.76 in 1990.

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 49.76
1991 49.86
1992 49.92
1993 50.05
1994 50.17
1995 50.27
1996 50.28
1997 50.28
1998 50.21
1999 50.21
2000 50.24
2001 50.34
2002 50.45
2003 50.63
2004 50.72
2005 50.78
2006 50.75
2007 50.76
2008 50.62
2009 50.47
2010 50.40
2011 50.28
2012 50.17
2013 50.05
2014 49.95

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Lao PDR was 3,377,525 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 24 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,377,525 in 2014 and a minimum value of 1,929,198 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 1,929,198
1991 1,980,692
1992 2,034,157
1993 2,086,248
1994 2,139,067
1995 2,189,992
1996 2,232,113
1997 2,277,254
1998 2,324,653
1999 2,373,241
2000 2,419,821
2001 2,471,891
2002 2,519,699
2003 2,569,080
2004 2,623,194
2005 2,683,146
2006 2,753,295
2007 2,823,821
2008 2,900,576
2009 2,981,671
2010 3,057,796
2011 3,136,943
2012 3,214,438
2013 3,296,672
2014 3,377,525

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure