Labour Force Participation of Women 2015-2016

The proportion of women in the labour force continues to rise and almost everywhere women are working more outside the household.

 

2015

2016

Country

Total

Female

Female %

Total

Female

Female %

DRC

29 677 632

14 878 256

50.1

30 692 140

15 374 204

50.0

Eswatini

417 914

164 871

39.4

427 919

168 126

39.2

Madagascar

12 211 494

5 985 098

49.0

12 607 657

6 179 727

49.0

Malawi

7 646 646

3 866 884

50.5

7 925 753

4 004 886

50.5

Mauritius

616 758

242 937

39.3

621 251

245 837

39.5

Tanzania

2 334 968

863938

37.0

-

-

-

Zambia

6 602 855

3 087 975

46.7

6 834 809

3 197 779

46.7

Zimbabwe

7 508 614

3 636 150

48.4

7 700 766

3 731 410

48.4

Source COMESA Gender Statistics Bulletin, 2017, Tanzania Formal Sector Employment Survey 2016

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