Lao PDR - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Lao PDR was 49.76 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 50.56 in 2005, while its lowest value was 49.76 in 2017.

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 49.83
1991 49.86
1992 49.93
1993 50.00
1994 50.08
1995 50.15
1996 50.16
1997 50.17
1998 50.17
1999 50.19
2000 50.23
2001 50.29
2002 50.37
2003 50.45
2004 50.52
2005 50.56
2006 50.51
2007 50.43
2008 50.33
2009 50.22
2010 50.11
2011 50.05
2012 50.00
2013 49.95
2014 49.90
2015 49.85
2016 49.81
2017 49.76

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Lao PDR was 3,602,977 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,602,977 in 2017 and a minimum value of 1,927,094 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 1,927,094
1991 1,977,143
1992 2,028,053
1993 2,079,650
1994 2,130,112
1995 2,182,114
1996 2,224,729
1997 2,270,131
1998 2,317,667
1999 2,366,389
2000 2,416,218
2001 2,472,116
2002 2,526,625
2003 2,582,378
2004 2,642,578
2005 2,708,422
2006 2,784,805
2007 2,864,848
2008 2,946,673
2009 3,027,645
2010 3,106,188
2011 3,178,178
2012 3,249,173
2013 3,317,781
2014 3,385,944
2015 3,452,870
2016 3,524,361
2017 3,602,977

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure