Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 46.0% in Sudan in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Sudan | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 46.0 % in 2018 in Sudan. This is 11.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Sudan reached an all time high of 52.0 % in 1991 and an all time low of 46.0 % in 2018. When compared to Sudan's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Chad amounted to 93.3 %, 31.8 % in Egypt, 86.5 % in Ethiopia and 90.0 % in South Sudan in 2018.

Sudan has been ranked 70th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 4 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
Cameroon % 78.7% 78.1% 77.5% 77.3% 77.2%
Central African Republic % 94.5% 94.6% 94.6% 94.6% 94.6%
Chad % 93.4% 93.4% 93.3% 93.3% 93.4%
Egypt % 37.5% 38.9% 39.2% 37.4% 30.8%
Eritrea % 80.3% 80.2% 80.0% 79.8% 79.6%
Ethiopia % 88.7% 88.2% 87.8% 87.5% 87.1%
Israel % 11.8% 11.6% 11.7% 11.9% 12.8%
Kenya % 63.5% 63.2% 62.9% 62.6% 62.2%
Libya % 6.65% 6.66% 6.68% 6.68% 6.68%
Niger % 90.3% 90.2% 90.2% 90.2% 90.1%
Nigeria % 81.7% 81.9% 81.7% 81.6% 81.6%
Saudi Arabia % 5.66% 5.32% 5.02% 4.80% 4.81%
Somalia % 80.1% 80.0% 79.9% 79.8% 79.7%
South Sudan % 88.7% 88.6% 88.7% 89.1% 89.6%
Sudan % 47.0% 46.7% 46.6% 46.5% 46.2%
Uganda % 79.5% 79.3% 79.2% 78.9% 78.8%