Self-employed, total (% of total employed)
Definition: 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 four sub-categories of employers, own-account workers, members of producers' cooperatives, and contributing family workers.
Description: The map below shows how Self-employed, total (% of total employed) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Suriname, with a value of 96.90. The country with the lowest value in the world is Qatar, with a value of 0.50.
Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.
Aggregation method: Weighted average
General Comments: Relevance to gender indicator: Many women are self-employed but it is hard to quantify as they do not declare that they are self employed.