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Labor > Self-employed, total > % of total employed: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Self-employed, total (% of total employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 94.7% 2004
2 Chad 93.9% 1993
3 Rwanda 92.6% 1996
4 Sierra Leone 92.4% 2004
5 Ethiopia 91.8% 2005
6 Mozambique 91.2% 2003
7 Burkina Faso 90.4% 2006
8 Benin 89.9% 2003
9 Tanzania 89.5% 2006
10 Togo 89.1% 2006
11 Laos 88.3% 2005
12 Madagascar 86.4% 2005
13 Niger 85.4% 2005
14 Bangladesh 85.3% 2005
15 Malawi 83.9% 1987
16 Mali 82.9% 2007
17 Zambia 82% 2005
18 India 81.9% 2010
=19 Liberia 81.7% 2010
=19 Ghana 81.7% 2010
21 Cameroon 79.7% 2010
22 Haiti 79.5% 1990
23 Angola 79.2% 2009
24 Equatorial Guinea 77.8% 1983
25 Senegal 77.7% 2001
26 Uganda 76.4% 2009
27 Cote d'Ivoire 76.3% 2002
28 Republic of the Congo 76.2% 2005
29 Nepal 75.4% 2001
30 Bhutan 72.5% 2012
31 Vanuatu 71.4% 2009
32 Lesotho 69.5% 1999
33 Vietnam 65.3% 2012
34 Cambodia 64.1% 2012
35 Pakistan 64% 2008
36 Kenya 63.4% 1999
37 Zimbabwe 62.3% 2002
38 Georgia 61.1% 2012
39 Indonesia 60.6% 2011
40 Bolivia 59.8% 2009
41 Azerbaijan 57.6% 2008
=42 Thailand 56.3% 2012
=42 Albania 56.3% 2010
=42 Tonga 56.3% 2003
45 Mongolia 56.1% 2011
46 Honduras 55.7% 2010
47 Ecuador 54.9% 2012
48 Guatemala 54.3% 2004
=49 Gabon 54% 2005
=49 Nicaragua 54% 2010
51 Colombia 53.5% 2012
52 Morocco 53.3% 2012
53 Peru 51.8% 2012
54 Kyrgyzstan 49.2% 2006
55 Paraguay 48.7% 2012
56 Samoa 48.3% 2011
57 Tajikistan 47.8% 2009
58 Guyana 47.6% 1992
59 Iran 46.8% 2008
60 Sri Lanka 43.6% 2012
61 Philippines 43.4% 2012
62 Djibouti 42.4% 1996
63 Cape Verde 42.1% 2000
64 Fiji 41.9% 2008
65 El Salvador 41.8% 2012
66 Venezuela 41.6% 2012
67 Jamaica 40.6% 2012
68 Dominican Republic 40.3% 2010
69 Botswana 39.5% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 39.23% 2010
70 Lebanon 38.7% 2009
71 Maldives 38.3% 2006
72 Egypt 37.8% 2010
73 Turkey 37.1% 2012
=74 Greece 36.8% 2012
=74 Namibia 36.8% 2012
76 Syria 34.2% 2011
77 Yemen 34.1% 2010
78 Mexico 33.7% 2011
79 Algeria 33% 2011
80 Romania 32.7% 2012
81 Panama 31.9% 2012
82 Kazakhstan 31.7% 2012
83 Dominica 30.9% 2001
84 Belize 30.6% 2005
=85 Serbia 30.4% 2012
=85 Armenia 30.4% 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 29.99% 2011
87 Brazil 29.4% 2009
88 Moldova 29.2% 2012
89 Tunisia 28.8% 2011
90 South Korea 28.2% 2011
91 Marshall Islands 27.7% 1999
92 Sao Tome and Principe 27.5% 1991
93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.4% 2012
94 Uruguay 26.9% 2010
95 Republic of Macedonia 26.8% 2012
96 Chile 26.6% 2011
97 Kosovo 25.5% 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 25.29% 2012
98 Malaysia 25.1% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 25.09% 2009
99 Italy 24.8% 2012
100 Grenada 24% 1998
101 Costa Rica 23.9% 2012
102 Argentina 23% 2012
103 Cuba 22.7% 2011
104 Poland 22.4% 2012
105 Swaziland 22.2% 1997
106 Portugal 21.7% 2012
107 Croatia 21.2% 2012
108 Mauritius 20.6% 2012
109 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 20.5% 2008
110 Trinidad and Tobago 20.1% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 19.51% 2011
Europe average (profile) 18.97% 2012
111 Ukraine 18.8% 2012
112 Czech Republic 18.4% 2012
113 Montenegro 17.7% 2012
=114 Suriname 17.5% 1998
=114 Spain 17.5% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 16.92% 2012
116 European Union 16.7% 2012
117 Cyprus 16.6% 2012
118 New Zealand 16.5% 2011
119 Ireland 16.4% 2012
=120 Slovenia 16.2% 2012
=120 New Caledonia 16.2% 1996
European Union average (profile) 16.09% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 15.96% 2012
=122 Jordan 15.9% 2012
=122 French Polynesia 15.9% 2007
124 Puerto Rico 15.6% 2012
125 Slovakia 15.4% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.37% 2011
=126 Netherlands 15.3% 2012
=126 Switzerland 15.3% 2012
=126 Singapore 15.3% 2012
129 Barbados 15.2% 2004
130 South Africa 14.7% 2011
=131 Isle of Man 14.6% 2001
=131 United Kingdom 14.6% 2012
133 Belgium 14.3% 2012
134 The Bahamas 14.2% 2011
135 Finland 13.6% 2012
=136 Austria 13.3% 2012
=136 Malta 13.3% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 12.87% 2011
138 Israel 12.6% 2011
139 Iceland 12.1% 2012
=140 Saint Lucia 11.9% 2001
=140 Japan 11.9% 2011
=142 Hungary 11.7% 2012
=142 Antigua and Barbuda 11.7% 2001
=144 Bulgaria 11.6% 2012
=144 Germany 11.6% 2012
146 France 11.5% 2012
147 Latvia 11.4% 2012
148 Australia 11.2% 2011
=149 Lithuania 11.1% 2012
=149 Seychelles 11.1% 1987
151 Sweden 10.4% 2012
152 Hong Kong 10.2% 2012
153 San Marino 9.2% 2008
154 Denmark 9.1% 2012
155 Canada 9% 2011
=156 Luxembourg 8.9% 2012
=156 Aruba 8.9% 2007
158 Cayman Islands 8.7% 2008
159 Estonia 8.6% 2012
160 Saudi Arabia 8.1% 1992
161 Macau 7.5% 2011
162 Russia 7.3% 2008
163 Norway 6.9% 2012
164 United States 6.8% 2011
165 Brunei 5.1% 1991
166 Turks and Caicos Islands 5% 2007
167 United Arab Emirates 4.4% 2009
168 Bahrain 3.8% 2010
169 Tuvalu 3.7% 2002
=170 American Samoa 3.5% 2000
=170 Oman 3.5% 2010
172 Kuwait 3.2% 2011
173 Belarus 3.1% 2009
174 Guam 1.9% 2002
175 Qatar 1.1% 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Self-employed, total > % of total employed. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Self--employed,-total/%-of-total-employed

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