Libya - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Libya was 24.48 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 24.93 in 2016, while its lowest value was 14.50 in 1990.

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 September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 14.50
1991 14.65
1992 15.21
1993 15.82
1994 16.31
1995 17.10
1996 17.61
1997 18.15
1998 18.65
1999 19.12
2000 19.52
2001 20.02
2002 20.50
2003 20.67
2004 20.98
2005 21.08
2006 21.24
2007 21.38
2008 21.56
2009 21.81
2010 21.87
2011 23.95
2012 22.40
2013 23.43
2014 24.61
2015 24.78
2016 24.93
2017 24.40
2018 24.44
2019 24.48

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Libya was 2,553,671 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 29 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,553,671 in 2019 and a minimum value of 1,188,378 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 September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 1,188,378
1991 1,228,148
1992 1,279,347
1993 1,334,741
1994 1,388,792
1995 1,449,027
1996 1,498,099
1997 1,547,609
1998 1,597,421
1999 1,649,387
2000 1,703,417
2001 1,761,974
2002 1,824,036
2003 1,880,722
2004 1,942,391
2005 1,997,897
2006 2,048,615
2007 2,096,619
2008 2,143,479
2009 2,188,433
2010 2,223,544
2011 2,316,366
2012 2,276,858
2013 2,324,698
2014 2,380,470
2015 2,403,360
2016 2,442,848
2017 2,461,683
2018 2,507,512
2019 2,553,671

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure