It only accounts for the men and women who are actively seeking employment.
To those who are no longer looking for work they are simply categorized as "out of the workforce".
According to the Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, women make up 40% of the agricultural labour force in most parts of the world, while in developing countries they make up 67% of the agricultural workforce.
Joni Seager shows in her atlas that specific tasks within agricultural work are also gendered.
Women are employed more often informally than they are formally, and informal labour is an overall larger source of employment for females than it is for males.
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World shows that in the 1990s, 81% of women in Benin were street vendors, 55% in Guatemala, 44% in Mexico, 33% in Kenya, and 14% in India.
As of 2010 in the United States, 123 million women age 16 years and over have worked in the U. The largest percentage of employed Asian 46.1%, white 40.6%, and black women 33.8%.
S., 72 million, or 58.6 percent, were working or looking for work. Hispanic women showed their strongest attachment to service occupations at 33.2%. Among female race/ethnic groups, Asian women continue to have the lowest unemployment rate of 7.5%.
It may also mean all those who are available for work.
According to a study done by Jacques Charmes, in the year 2000 informal labour made up 57% of non-agricultural employment, 40% of urban employment, and 83% of the new jobs in Latin America.
For example, for the production of wheat in a village in Northwest China, men perform the ploughing, the planting, and the spraying, while women perform the weeding, the fertilising, the processing, and the storage.
In terms of food production worldwide, the atlas shows that women produce 80% of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa, 50% in Asia, 45% in the Caribbean, 25% in North Africa and in the Middle East, and 25% in Latin America.
That same year, informal labour made up 78% of non-agricultural employment, 61% of urban employment, and 93% of the new jobs in Africa.