Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 60.7% in Malawi in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Malawi | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 60.7 % in 2018 in Malawi. This is 4.11 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Malawi reached an all time high of 83.9 % in 1987 and an all time low of 60.7 % in 2018. When compared to Malawi's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Mozambique amounted to 85.5 %, 15.2 % in South Africa, 85.5 % in Tanzania and 78.1 % in Zambia in 2018.

Malawi has been ranked 47th 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
Angola % 71.7% 71.6% 71.6% 71.7% 71.5%
Botswana % 29.3% 29.0% 28.6% 28.7% 28.4%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 82.5% 82.4% 82.1% 82.0% 82.0%
Kenya % 63.5% 63.2% 62.9% 62.6% 62.2%
Lesotho % 57.0% 56.9% 56.5% 56.3% 56.1%
Malawi % 61.5% 61.3% 61.1% 61.0% 60.9%
Mozambique % 87.5% 87.0% 86.5% 86.0% 85.8%
Namibia % 36.6% 36.1% 33.8% 31.6% 29.6%
South Africa % 15.4% 14.9% 14.1% 14.6% 15.1%
Swaziland % 32.0% 32.8% 33.7% 34.5% 35.3%
Tanzania % 87.1% 86.9% 86.6% 86.3% 86.0%
Uganda % 79.5% 79.3% 79.2% 78.9% 78.8%
Zambia % 79.5% 79.2% 79.0% 78.8% 78.6%
Zimbabwe % 66.0% 65.9% 66.0% 66.1% 66.2%