Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 78.3% in Uganda in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Uganda | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 78.3 % in 2018 in Uganda. This is 10.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Uganda reached an all time high of 87.6 % in 1991 and an all time low of 78.3 % in 2018. When compared to Uganda's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Kenya amounted to 61.5 %, 68.7 % in Rwanda, 90.0 % in South Sudan and 81.7 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018.

Uganda has been ranked 27th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 6 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
Angola % 71.7% 71.6% 71.6% 71.7% 71.5%
Burundi % 94.7% 94.7% 94.7% 94.7% 94.7%
Central African Republic % 94.5% 94.6% 94.6% 94.6% 94.6%
Congo % 77.4% 77.4% 77.3% 77.7% 77.9%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 82.5% 82.4% 82.1% 82.0% 82.0%
Ethiopia % 88.7% 88.2% 87.8% 87.5% 87.1%
Kenya % 63.5% 63.2% 62.9% 62.6% 62.2%
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%
Zambia % 79.5% 79.2% 79.0% 78.8% 78.6%