Myanmar - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Myanmar was 49.42 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 49.68 in 2008, while its lowest value was 49.32 in 1995.

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 49.45
1991 49.37
1992 49.35
1993 49.34
1994 49.32
1995 49.32
1996 49.35
1997 49.38
1998 49.42
1999 49.52
2000 49.49
2001 49.51
2002 49.52
2003 49.60
2004 49.61
2005 49.62
2006 49.63
2007 49.59
2008 49.68
2009 49.63
2010 49.57
2011 49.62
2012 49.54
2013 49.51
2014 49.42

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Myanmar was 30,217,050 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 24 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 30,217,050 in 2014 and a minimum value of 19,807,890 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 19,807,890
1991 20,289,050
1992 20,746,080
1993 21,198,100
1994 21,671,180
1995 22,177,560
1996 22,699,650
1997 23,248,670
1998 23,808,420
1999 24,351,930
2000 24,893,540
2001 25,351,690
2002 25,778,820
2003 26,175,350
2004 26,548,850
2005 26,908,450
2006 27,224,300
2007 27,543,060
2008 27,836,400
2009 28,181,550
2010 28,513,810
2011 28,899,870
2012 29,340,150
2013 29,765,560
2014 30,217,050

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure