Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 50.2% in Thailand in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Thailand | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 50.2 % in 2018 in Thailand. This is 4.67 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Thailand reached an all time high of 73.0 % in 1989 and an all time low of 50.2 % in 2018. When compared to Thailand's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Cambodia amounted to 51.2 %, 80.5 % in Laos, 25.3 % in Malaysia and 62.5 % in Myanmar in 2018.

Thailand has been ranked 64th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 5 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
Cambodia % 54.0% 53.5% 53.0% 52.5% 52.0%
China % 50.5% 49.8% 49.2% 48.7% 48.1%
India % 80.7% 80.3% 80.0% 79.5% 79.2%
Laos % 83.3% 82.9% 82.5% 82.0% 81.5%
Malaysia % 25.0% 25.6% 24.6% 26.1% 25.6%
Myanmar % 63.3% 62.7% 62.0% 61.5% 61.9%
Singapore % 15.3% 14.9% 14.6% 14.0% 14.1%
Thailand % 58.3% 55.4% 52.6% 51.6% 50.9%
Vietnam % 65.2% 65.1% 64.3% 60.7% 58.8%