Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell 0.614% to 61.5% in Kenya in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2018
Labour | Kenya | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell 0.614% to 61.5% in Kenya in 2018, according to World Bank.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Kenya reached an all time high of 66.5% in 1993 and an all time low of 61.5% in 2018. When compared to Kenya's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Ethiopia amounted to 86.5%, 79.4% in Somalia, 85.5% in Tanzania and 78.3% in Uganda in 2018.

Kenya has been ranked 46th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 1 place above the position seen 10 years ago.

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 82.5% 82.4% 82.1% 82.0% 82.0%
Djibouti % 51.3% 51.0% 50.6% 50.4% 50.1%
Eritrea % 80.3% 80.2% 80.0% 79.8% 79.6%
Ethiopia % 88.7% 88.2% 87.8% 87.5% 87.1%
Kenya % 63.5% 63.2% 62.9% 62.6% 62.2%
Mozambique % 87.5% 87.0% 86.5% 86.0% 85.8%
Rwanda % 73.2% 71.3% 69.3% 69.1% 69.0%
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%
Tanzania % 87.1% 86.9% 86.6% 86.3% 86.0%
Uganda % 79.5% 79.3% 79.2% 78.9% 78.8%
Yemen % 49.3% 49.3% 49.4% 51.7% 52.1%
Zambia % 79.5% 79.2% 79.0% 78.8% 78.6%