1990 Ranking
    1. Mozambique 55.58
    2. Burundi 52.29
    3. Cambodia 51.21
    4. Rwanda 51.14
    5. Uganda 50.78
    6. Malawi 50.62
    7. Congo (Kinshasa) 50.15
    8. Tanzania 49.91
    9. Burma (Myanmar) 49.85
    10. Laos 49.72
    11. Estonia 49.55
    12. Latvia 49.54
    13. Ukraine 48.81
    14. Belarus 48.78
    15. Madagascar 48.77
    16. Moldova 48.71
    17. Ghana 48.54
    18. Burkina Faso 48.49
    19. Papua New Guinea 48.47
    20. North Korea 48.46
    21. Vietnam 48.39
    22. Sierra Leone 48.33
    23. Lesotho 48.24
    24. Russia 48.18
    25. Lithuania 48.09
    26. Nepal 48.06
    27. Bulgaria 47.88
    28. Sweden 47.73
    29. Zambia 47.65
    30. Thailand 47.57
    31. Kenya 47.31
    32. Liberia 47.19
    33. Finland 47.10
    34. Botswana 46.95
    35. Kazakhstan 46.94
    36. Slovakia 46.89
    37. Barbados 46.79
    38. Gabon 46.78
    39. Mongolia 46.60
    40. Zimbabwe 46.53
    41. Angola 46.53
    42. Guinea Bissau 46.40
    43. Slovenia 46.36
    44. Vanuatu 46.24
    45. Jamaica 46.11
    46. Denmark 46.00
    47. Georgia 46.00
    48. Kyrgyzstan 45.95
    49. Bahamas 45.93
    50. Eritrea 45.89
    51. Central African Republic 45.74
    52. Poland 45.47
    53. Azerbaijan 45.41
    54. Iceland 45.36
    55. Chad 45.27
    56. China 45.20
    57. Togo 45.14
    58. Equatorial Guinea 44.99
    59. Namibia 44.86
    60. Romania 44.79
    61. Ethiopia 44.69
    62. Tajikistan 44.67
    63. Norway 44.62
    64. Congo (Brazzaville) 44.59
    65. Gambia 44.53
    66. Hungary 44.49
    67. Czech Republic 44.44
    68. United States 44.38
    69. Solomon Islands 44.29
    70. Canada 44.08
    71. Haiti 44.04
    72. Saint Lucia 43.93
    73. Armenia 43.86
    74. United Kingdom 43.27
    75. New Zealand 43.18
    76. Portugal 42.93
    77. France 42.72
    78. Switzerland 42.63
    79. Croatia 42.61
    80. Montenegro 42.41
    81. Cameroon 41.86
    82. Benin 41.67
    83. Australia 41.37
    84. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 41.08
    85. Austria 40.98
    86. Channel Islands 40.64
    87. Serbia 40.62
    88. Germany 40.58
    89. Albania 40.57
    90. Japan 40.54
    91. Uzbekistan 40.00
    92. Turkmenistan 39.95
    93. Israel 39.95
    94. Bangladesh 39.92
    95. Macau 39.90
    96. Guinea 39.86
    97. Senegal 39.63
    98. South Korea 39.61
    99. Singapore 39.12
    100. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 39.03
    101. Belgium 38.97
    102. Uruguay 38.94
    103. Netherlands 38.83
    104. South Africa 38.60
    105. Indonesia 38.43
    106. Bolivia 37.88
    107. Cape Verde 37.84
    108. Peru 37.80
    109. French Polynesia 37.66
    110. New Caledonia 37.58
    111. Suriname 37.28
    112. Mali 37.07
    113. Hong Kong 36.80
    114. Bhutan 36.75
    115. Philippines 36.42
    116. Paraguay 36.34
    117. Italy 36.29
    118. Sri Lanka 36.19
    119. Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.10
    120. Cyprus 36.06
    121. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 35.90
    122. Puerto Rico 35.88
    123. Guam 35.86
    124. Greece 35.82
    125. Swaziland 35.71
    126. Argentina 35.71
    127. Brazil 35.21
    128. El Salvador 34.98
    129. Luxembourg 34.74
    130. Spain 34.40
    131. Malaysia 34.39
    132. Ireland 34.36
    133. Nigeria 34.36
    134. Trinidad and Tobago 34.17
    135. Timor Leste 34.00
    136. Dominican Republic 33.97
    137. Ecuador 33.75
    138. Saint Thomas and Principe 33.25
    139. Samoa 33.01
    140. Panama 32.71
    141. Mauritius 32.36
    142. Cuba 32.34
    143. Tonga 32.25
    144. Brunei 32.25
    145. Venezuela 31.57
    146. Guyana 31.45
    147. Somalia 31.32
    148. Nicaragua 30.89
    149. Turkey 30.76
    150. Chile 30.57
    151. Belize 30.41
    152. Ivory Coast 30.06
    153. Colombia 29.88
    154. Mexico 29.83
    155. Djibouti 29.12
    156. Honduras 28.54
    157. Mauritania 27.93
    158. Costa Rica 27.85
    159. India 27.64
    160. Malta 27.13
    161. Egypt 26.29
    162. Sudan 26.04
    163. Morocco 25.77
    164. Guatemala 25.74
    165. Fiji 25.53
    166. Comoros 25.51
    167. Kuwait 23.73
    168. Niger 22.99
    169. Lebanon 21.62
    170. Tunisia 21.30
    171. Maldives 19.83
    172. Yemen 19.15
    173. Libya 17.74
    174. Syria 17.70
    175. Bahrain 17.04
    176. Afghanistan 15.82
    177. Qatar 13.71
    178. Iraq 13.31
    179. Pakistan 12.71
    180. Oman 12.71
    181. West Bank and Gaza 11.67
    182. Algeria 11.66
    183. Jordan 11.09
    184. Saudi Arabia 10.76
    185. Iran 10.42
    186. United Arab Emirates 9.56
    2016 Ranking
    1. Mozambique 54.54
    2. Rwanda 52.46
    3. Burundi 52.07
    4. Malawi 51.26
    5. Laos 50.84
    6. Nepal 50.68
    7. Togo 50.49
    8. Congo (Kinshasa) 50.11
    9. Ghana 50.02
    10. Lithuania 49.92
    11. Burma (Myanmar) 49.78
    12. Barbados 49.74
    13. Latvia 49.60
    14. Benin 49.59
    15. Sierra Leone 49.49
    16. Zimbabwe 49.44
    17. Uganda 49.29
    18. Namibia 49.04
    19. Papua New Guinea 49.03
    20. Madagascar 49.01
    21. Kazakhstan 48.84
    22. Portugal 48.82
    23. Macau 48.82
    24. Azerbaijan 48.81
    25. Belarus 48.80
    26. Cambodia 48.70
    27. Russia 48.66
    28. Botswana 48.45
    29. Moldova 48.43
    30. Estonia 48.41
    31. Vietnam 48.37
    32. Bahamas 48.35
    33. Ukraine 48.34
    34. Guinea 48.30
    35. Tanzania 48.28
    36. Congo (Brazzaville) 48.23
    37. Hong Kong 48.20
    38. Finland 48.07
    39. Gambia 47.92
    40. North Korea 47.81
    41. Iceland 47.73
    42. Guinea Bissau 47.61
    43. Haiti 47.57
    44. Liberia 47.54
    45. New Zealand 47.44
    46. Sweden 47.42
    47. Denmark 47.35
    48. Armenia 47.34
    49. Zambia 47.29
    50. France 47.18
    51. Canada 47.18
    52. Kenya 47.05
    53. Norway 46.97
    54. Central African Republic 46.95
    55. Ethiopia 46.93
    56. Cameroon 46.93
    57. Israel 46.92
    58. Burkina Faso 46.85
    59. Lesotho 46.74
    60. Austria 46.72
    61. Saint Lucia 46.58
    62. Croatia 46.53
    63. Bulgaria 46.52
    64. United Kingdom 46.43
    65. Switzerland 46.39
    66. Germany 46.24
    67. Spain 46.12
    68. Belgium 46.09
    69. Slovenia 46.06
    70. Mongolia 46.03
    71. United States 45.88
    72. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 45.80
    73. Australia 45.74
    74. Hungary 45.73
    75. Netherlands 45.66
    76. Thailand 45.65
    77. Georgia 45.55
    78. Angola 45.24
    79. Poland 45.19
    80. Cyprus 45.18
    81. Jamaica 45.07
    82. Solomon Islands 45.05
    83. Chad 44.94
    84. Slovakia 44.83
    85. Peru 44.82
    86. South Africa 44.72
    87. Uruguay 44.53
    88. Ireland 44.43
    89. Romania 44.34
    90. Luxembourg 44.18
    91. Czech Republic 44.18
    92. Guam 44.15
    93. Singapore 44.13
    94. Montenegro 43.98
    95. Bolivia 43.98
    96. Channel Islands 43.91
    97. China 43.81
    98. Tajikistan 43.66
    99. Vanuatu 43.57
    100. Serbia 43.54
    101. Greece 43.48
    102. Colombia 43.39
    103. Brazil 43.11
    104. El Salvador 42.76
    105. Trinidad and Tobago 42.75
    106. Japan 42.72
    107. Nigeria 42.70
    108. Puerto Rico 42.68
    109. Tonga 42.37
    110. Italy 42.06
    111. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 41.87
    112. French Polynesia 41.55
    113. South Korea 41.36
    114. Chile 41.28
    115. Argentina 41.09
    116. Senegal 41.05
    117. Belize 40.82
    118. Bhutan 40.73
    119. Swaziland 40.61
    120. Dominican Republic 40.57
    121. New Caledonia 40.36
    122. Venezuela 40.36
    123. Kyrgyzstan 40.18
    124. Paraguay 40.13
    125. Albania 39.87
    126. Uzbekistan 39.70
    127. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 39.55
    128. Nicaragua 39.51
    129. Gabon 39.40
    130. Mauritius 39.40
    131. Cape Verde 39.36
    132. Philippines 39.22
    133. Turkmenistan 39.20
    134. Brunei 38.83
    135. Panama 38.80
    136. Ecuador 38.48
    137. Mali 38.46
    138. Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.39
    139. Cuba 38.39
    140. Ivory Coast 38.29
    141. Costa Rica 38.25
    142. Saint Thomas and Principe 37.93
    143. Indonesia 37.78
    144. Malaysia 37.59
    145. Suriname 37.47
    146. Malta 37.35
    147. Mexico 37.05
    148. Equatorial Guinea 36.55
    149. Honduras 36.50
    150. Guyana 35.13
    151. Maldives 35.11
    152. Guatemala 34.86
    153. Djibouti 34.85
    154. Bangladesh 34.59
    155. Fiji 33.74
    156. Timor Leste 32.04
    157. Niger 31.65
    158. Turkey 31.06
    159. Somalia 31.03
    160. Sri Lanka 30.88
    161. Mauritania 30.80
    162. Comoros 30.78
    163. Kuwait 28.71
    164. Samoa 27.36
    165. Tunisia 26.94
    166. Morocco 26.40
    167. Libya 26.14
    168. Yemen 26.03
    169. Sudan 25.56
    170. Lebanon 24.94
    171. India 24.28
    172. Egypt 23.09
    173. Pakistan 22.22
    174. West Bank and Gaza 20.37
    175. Bahrain 19.80
    176. Algeria 19.20
    177. Iran 18.14
    178. Iraq 17.84
    179. Jordan 17.75
    180. Afghanistan 17.63
    181. Saudi Arabia 15.10
    182. Syria 14.69
    183. Oman 13.28
    184. Qatar 13.25
    185. United Arab Emirates 12.48

    Labor force, female (percentage of total labor force). Female labor force as a percentage of the total shows the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people aged 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization’s definition of the economically active population.

    Source: World Bank