Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 14.4% in Jordan in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Jordan | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 14.4 % in 2018 in Jordan. This is 6.77 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Jordan reached an all time high of 15.5 % in 1992 and an all time low of 14.4 % in 2018. When compared to Jordan's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Iraq amounted to 29.2 %, 12.3 % in Israel, 4.82 % in Saudi Arabia and 39.0 % in Syria in 2018.

Jordan has been ranked 140th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Self-employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in a cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as "self-employment jobs" (i.

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Egypt % 37.5% 38.9% 39.2% 37.4% 30.8%
Iran % 44.1% 44.0% 44.0% 44.1% 45.1%
Iraq % 28.2% 28.2% 28.5% 29.0% 28.8%
Israel % 11.8% 11.6% 11.7% 11.9% 12.8%
Jordan % 14.6% 14.5% 14.5% 14.4% 14.5%
Kuwait % 2.24% 1.71% 1.34% 1.06% 1.73%
Lebanon % 36.9% 36.8% 36.8% 36.8% 37.1%
Saudi Arabia % 5.66% 5.32% 5.02% 4.80% 4.81%
Syria % 38.1% 38.7% 39.0% 39.0% 39.0%
Turkey % 37.1% 35.9% 33.9% 32.9% 32.4%
United Arab Emirates % 3.58% 3.39% 3.23% 3.07% 2.94%
Yemen % 49.3% 49.3% 49.4% 51.7% 52.1%