The female labor force in the United States stood at 72.5 million in 2021. The indicator increased by 0.5% in 2021 as compared to the previous year. Between 2010 -2021, the female labor force in the United States increased by 1.8%. The indicator in the United States was highest in the year 2019 and lowest in the year 2013, between 2010 and 2021.
The indicator refers to the total female population of working age who are either employed or seeking employment. The labor force or workforce of a country comprises the number of people of working age who are either employed or seeking employment. Typically, this would include everyone of working age (defined in most countries as above 15 or 16 years and below 60-65 years of age) who is able and willing to work.
According to GlobalData, some of the countries with the highest female labor force in 2021 were China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Japan, Vietnam, and Bangladesh.
Tonga, Samoa, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Virgin Islands US, Sao Tome and Principe, Guam, Saint Lucia, French Polynesia, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia were some of the countries with the lowest female labor force in 2021.
Between 2010 and 2021, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Qatar, Malta, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Gambia, Gabon, and Turkey were some of the countries with the highest growth in the female labor force.
Puerto Rico, Yemen, Latvia, Romania, the Virgin Islands US, Bulgaria, India, Georgia, Barbados, and Lithuania were some of the countries with the lowest growth in the Female Labor Force.
Responsibility for household care, unable to work extra hours, education levels, maternal health, employment opportunities, and other social and cultural factors.
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