Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 36.9% in Lebanon in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Lebanon | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 36.9 % in 2018 in Lebanon. This is 2.66 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Lebanon reached an all time high of 37.9 % in 1991 and an all time low of 36.1 % in 1998. When compared to Lebanon's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Cyprus amounted to 13.2 %, 12.3 % in Israel, 14.4 % in Jordan and 39.0 % in Syria in 2018.

Lebanon has been ranked 85th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 3 places above 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
Cyprus % 16.6% 17.6% 17.9% 14.9% 14.3%
Egypt % 37.5% 38.9% 39.2% 37.4% 30.8%
Greece % 36.6% 37.0% 36.0% 35.0% 34.1%
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%
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%