Myanmar - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Myanmar was 40.72 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 43.16 in 1990, while its lowest value was 40.72 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 43.16
1991 43.15
1992 43.06
1993 42.99
1994 42.91
1995 42.84
1996 42.81
1997 42.80
1998 42.78
1999 42.71
2000 42.59
2001 42.46
2002 42.30
2003 42.12
2004 41.95
2005 41.78
2006 41.62
2007 41.47
2008 41.36
2009 41.25
2010 41.17
2011 41.09
2012 41.01
2013 40.93
2014 40.86
2015 40.79
2016 40.74
2017 40.72

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Myanmar was 25,413,060 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 25,413,060 in 2017 and a minimum value of 18,578,860 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.

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Year Value
1990 18,578,860
1991 19,014,540
1992 19,347,690
1993 19,700,510
1994 20,056,160
1995 20,441,760
1996 20,845,840
1997 21,274,230
1998 21,706,840
1999 22,075,590
2000 22,386,420
2001 22,640,490
2002 22,861,100
2003 23,031,080
2004 23,173,590
2005 23,289,880
2006 23,344,790
2007 23,406,460
2008 23,487,140
2009 23,566,220
2010 23,663,490
2011 23,898,260
2012 24,113,680
2013 24,324,220
2014 24,556,180
2015 24,811,880
2016 25,085,210
2017 25,413,060

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure