Namibia - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Namibia was 49.54 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 49.54 in 2017, while its lowest value was 44.95 in 2000.

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 45.09
1991 45.24
1992 45.41
1993 45.48
1994 45.59
1995 45.50
1996 45.40
1997 45.28
1998 45.14
1999 45.03
2000 44.95
2001 45.34
2002 45.74
2003 46.15
2004 46.57
2005 46.98
2006 47.35
2007 47.70
2008 48.05
2009 48.37
2010 48.67
2011 48.89
2012 49.08
2013 49.24
2014 49.40
2015 49.52
2016 49.51
2017 49.54

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Namibia was 989,573 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 989,573 in 2017 and a minimum value of 451,023 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 451,023
1991 469,277
1992 487,102
1993 505,375
1994 524,110
1995 536,826
1996 549,356
1997 563,508
1998 588,919
1999 613,862
2000 637,493
2001 654,248
2002 668,740
2003 681,790
2004 694,589
2005 707,963
2006 722,033
2007 736,586
2008 752,223
2009 769,498
2010 788,752
2011 814,910
2012 843,410
2013 873,815
2014 905,605
2015 931,913
2016 958,627
2017 989,573

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure