Myanmar - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Myanmar was 49.81 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 49.91 in 2008, while its lowest value was 49.31 in 2000.

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 49.52
1991 49.45
1992 49.45
1993 49.45
1994 49.44
1995 49.42
1996 49.39
1997 49.35
1998 49.31
1999 49.36
2000 49.31
2001 49.35
2002 49.42
2003 49.57
2004 49.66
2005 49.74
2006 49.80
2007 49.80
2008 49.91
2009 49.88
2010 49.83
2011 49.90
2012 49.82
2013 49.81

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Myanmar was 31,433,670 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 31,433,670 in 2013 and a minimum value of 19,848,560 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 19,848,560
1991 20,370,940
1992 20,901,830
1993 21,447,090
1994 22,014,730
1995 22,608,430
1996 23,232,930
1997 23,880,750
1998 24,528,500
1999 25,144,530
2000 25,740,040
2001 26,273,990
2002 26,753,770
2003 27,193,480
2004 27,615,350
2005 28,036,740
2006 28,459,860
2007 28,882,170
2008 29,273,340
2009 29,715,390
2010 30,137,770
2011 30,543,790
2012 31,008,550
2013 31,433,670

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure