Myanmar - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Myanmar was 48.86 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 48.92 in 2010, while its lowest value was 48.30 in 1999.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1990 48.44
1991 48.38
1992 48.45
1993 48.46
1994 48.39
1995 48.45
1996 48.36
1997 48.33
1998 48.31
1999 48.30
2000 48.33
2001 48.38
2002 48.46
2003 48.56
2004 48.71
2005 48.78
2006 48.83
2007 48.87
2008 48.83
2009 48.84
2010 48.92
2011 48.86

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Myanmar was 28,384,300 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 28,384,300 in 2011 and a minimum value of 18,996,900 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 18,996,900
1991 19,487,950
1992 19,948,300
1993 20,436,500
1994 20,963,910
1995 21,481,940
1996 22,021,800
1997 22,577,870
1998 23,134,020
1999 23,667,970
2000 24,164,220
2001 24,584,520
2002 24,965,980
2003 25,322,060
2004 25,639,830
2005 25,999,850
2006 26,372,680
2007 26,754,980
2008 27,182,430
2009 27,585,540
2010 27,961,870
2011 28,384,300

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure