Ethiopia - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Ethiopia was 47.32 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 47.32 in 2017, while its lowest value was 43.01 in 1992.

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 supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database and World Bank population estimates. Labor data retrieved in November 2017.

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Year Value
1990 43.12
1991 43.06
1992 43.01
1993 43.08
1994 43.12
1995 43.53
1996 43.88
1997 44.22
1998 44.55
1999 44.86
2000 45.26
2001 45.65
2002 46.02
2003 46.36
2004 46.68
2005 46.99
2006 46.99
2007 46.98
2008 46.97
2009 46.96
2010 46.94
2011 46.92
2012 46.90
2013 46.89
2014 47.02
2015 47.15
2016 47.27
2017 47.32

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Ethiopia was 51,450,090 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 51,450,090 in 2017 and a minimum value of 20,132,020 in 1990.

Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database and World Bank population estimates. Labor data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1990 20,132,020
1991 20,804,370
1992 21,530,790
1993 22,290,170
1994 23,073,640
1995 24,073,560
1996 24,998,770
1997 25,932,620
1998 26,883,030
1999 27,867,600
2000 28,995,220
2001 30,063,310
2002 31,206,220
2003 32,406,120
2004 33,644,000
2005 34,917,490
2006 35,973,500
2007 37,076,900
2008 38,242,460
2009 39,483,900
2010 40,797,820
2011 42,211,960
2012 43,679,010
2013 45,196,500
2014 46,668,440
2015 48,172,060
2016 49,661,640
2017 51,450,090

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure