Lao PDR - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Lao PDR was 49.72 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 50.24 in 2005, while its lowest value was 49.69 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 49.69
1991 49.70
1992 49.84
1993 49.88
1994 49.96
1995 50.03
1996 50.02
1997 49.94
1998 49.91
1999 49.90
2000 49.92
2001 49.97
2002 50.04
2003 50.11
2004 50.16
2005 50.24
2006 50.16
2007 50.10
2008 50.03
2009 49.84
2010 49.77
2011 49.72

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Lao PDR was 3,249,331 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,249,331 in 2011 and a minimum value of 1,924,518 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 1,924,518
1991 1,979,672
1992 2,032,935
1993 2,089,070
1994 2,140,257
1995 2,194,185
1996 2,245,468
1997 2,296,919
1998 2,349,050
1999 2,402,531
2000 2,457,928
2001 2,515,107
2002 2,574,128
2003 2,632,627
2004 2,698,328
2005 2,765,167
2006 2,840,390
2007 2,919,844
2008 3,001,725
2009 3,087,525
2010 3,167,603
2011 3,249,331

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure