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1379. Female Labor Force Participation Rates, by Country

[In percent. Female labor force of all ages divided by female population 15-64 years old]

 
COUNTRY AND SEX 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
Australia 52.7 52.4 52.0 52.1 52.8 54.3 56.7 58.0 59.1 61.1 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.5 63.4 64.8 64.9 64.7 65.0
Austria 48.7 49.0 1 50.3 49.7 1 51.5 51.0 51.7 53.0 53.7 54.3 55.4 56.3 58.0 58.7 62.1 62.3 60.9 61.9 61.9
Belgium 47.0 47.9 48.3 48.7 48.9 49.3 49.9 50.6 51.2 51.6 52.4 53.2 54.1 55.1 55.5 56.1 56.5 57.4 57.8
Canada 57.8 59.4 59.6 60.6 61.8 63.2 64.2 67.7 69.1 70.0 67.8 68.0 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.6 68.6 68.5 69.4
Czech Republic (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 69.1 66.8 64.1 1 65.0 65.6 65.4 64.4 65.2 69.2
Denmark (NA) 71.8 72.6 74.2 73.8 74.5 76.5 76.8 77.6 77.3 78.5 78.9 79.0 78.3 73.8 73.6 74.1 75.1 75.3
Finland 70.1 71.1 72.4 72.7 72.9 73.7 73.5 72.9 73.0 73.3 72.9 71.9 70.7 70.0 69.9 70.3 70.3 69.6 69.9
France 54.4 54.4 54.6 54.3 54.7 54.8 55.1 57.0 57.1 57.4 57.6 58.2 58.8 59.1 59.5 59.4 59.8 59.9 60.2
Germany 2 52.8 53.1 52.9 52.5 52.3 52.9 53.8 54.5 55.4 56.0 57.4 61.2 61.6 61.8 61.5 61.7 61.8 62.4 63.1
Greece 33.0 36.9 36.4 40.4 40.9 41.8 41.6 41.7 43.5 43.5 43.6 40.8 42.9 43.8 44.6 45.9 47.5 47.4 (NA)
Hungary (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 57.9 55.3 53.0 50.5 50.2 49.4 50.7
Iceland (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 73.9 68.0 66.2 65.6 78.4 79.5 80.1 80.6 81.9 80.2 78.9 81.2
Ireland 36.3 36.9 37.6 37.8 36.9 36.6 37.2 38.5 37.6 37.5 38.9 39.9 44.5 46.1 47.0 47.8 49.7 50.4 52.6
Italy 39.6 40.0 39.8 40.3 40.7 41.0 42.3 42.9 43.2 43.8 45.9 46.2 46.5 1 42.8 42.7 43.3 43.8 44.1 45.0
Japan 54.8 55.1 55.7 57.0 57.0 57.1 57.3 57.8 58.4 59.3 60.4 61.5 62.0 61.8 62.1 62.2 62.6 63.7 63.9
Korea, South (NA) (NA) 46.9 46.2 43.8 45.3 46.6 48.7 48.8 50.6 51.3 51.7 51.7 51.8 52.6 53.2 53.8 54.8 52.1
Luxembourg 39.9 41.9 41.2 41.7 42.5 43.2 44.3 45.7 47.2 49.2 50.7 51.4 53.3 54.4 56.9 58.0 59.9 61.6 (NA)
Mexico 33.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 23.6 37.2 37.7 38.8 40.0 40.1 40.5 43.0 42.8
Netherlands 35.5 37.9 39.0 1 40.3 40.7 40.9 41.3 1 48.8 50.6 51.0 53.1 54.5 55.5 1 56.0 57.0 59.0 60.1 61.8 62.7
New Zealand 44.6 44.9 45.5 45.7 46.0 47.6 1 63.0 63.4 62.4 61.4 62.9 63.4 63.2 63.2 64.9 63.3 67.3 67.1 67.1
Norway 62.3 63.9 64.3 65.5 66.3 68.0 71.0 72.3 72.8 71.2 71.2 71.1 70.9 70.8 71.1 72.4 74.1 75.5 76.3
Poland (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 63.6 62.8 62.0 61.1 60.7 60.0 59.8
Portugal 54.3 54.6 54.1 56.7 56.0 56.1 55.6 56.9 58.2 59.1 62.9 62.8 61.0 61.8 62.4 62.4 64.0 65.1 65.2
Spain 32.2 31.9 32.5 33.3 33.2 33.4 34.4 37.7 39.6 40.2 41.2 41.5 42.2 43.0 44.1 45.1 46.2 47.1 47.8
Sweden 74.1 75.3 76.0 76.6 77.3 78.1 1 78.3 1 79.4 80.1 80.6 80.5 79.7 77.8 75.8 75.9 76.1 75.6 73.2 72.6
Switzerland 54.1 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.7 56.2 56.6 57.3 58.0 58.8 59.6 1 68.5 68.2 68.4 68.0 67.8 69.1 69.3 70.3
Turkey (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 38.1 37.0 38.2 36.7 36.3 34.7 34.0 33.7 34.2 33.4 30.2 30.9
United Kingdom 58.3 57.3 57.1 57.1 59.1 60.5 61.3 62.4 63.7 64.8 65.5 65.4 66.2 66.2 66.2 66.6 66.9 67.2 67.2
United States 59.7 60.6 61.4 61.9 62.9 64.0 65.1 66.2 67.1 68.3 1 68.8 68.8 69.3 69.5 1 70.6 70.7 71.0 71.3 71.3


NA Not available. X Not applicable.
1 Break in series. Data not comparable with prior years.
2 Prior to 1991 data are for former West Germany.

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France, Labour Force Statistics, annual (copyright).

http://www.oecd.org/std/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1379_female_labor_force_participation_rates_by.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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