Lao PDR - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Lao PDR was 50.04 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 50.77 in 2005, while its lowest value was 49.75 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 49.75
1991 49.84
1992 49.90
1993 50.03
1994 50.15
1995 50.25
1996 50.25
1997 50.24
1998 50.15
1999 50.16
2000 50.21
2001 50.30
2002 50.43
2003 50.63
2004 50.72
2005 50.77
2006 50.75
2007 50.75
2008 50.59
2009 50.43
2010 50.35
2011 50.22
2012 50.10
2013 50.04

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Lao PDR was 3,409,503 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,409,503 in 2013 and a minimum value of 1,927,670 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 1,927,670
1991 1,983,116
1992 2,038,761
1993 2,091,693
1994 2,144,067
1995 2,193,053
1996 2,241,251
1997 2,288,956
1998 2,336,722
1999 2,385,284
2000 2,432,298
2001 2,483,540
2002 2,533,156
2003 2,586,053
2004 2,644,595
2005 2,710,220
2006 2,787,150
2007 2,867,245
2008 2,955,139
2009 3,047,571
2010 3,134,095
2011 3,230,458
2012 3,320,949
2013 3,409,503

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure