Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 78.9% in Togo in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Togo | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 78.9 % in 2018 in Togo. This is 2.38 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Togo reached an all time high of 81.6 % in 1993 and an all time low of 78.9 % in 2018. When compared to Togo's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Benin amounted to 89.3 %, 87.1 % in Burkina Faso, 74.5 % in Ghana and 81.4 % in Nigeria in 2018.

Togo has been ranked 26th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 5 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
Benin % 89.9% 89.8% 89.7% 89.6% 89.5%
Burkina Faso % 89.5% 88.7% 87.8% 87.7% 87.5%
Cameroon % 78.7% 78.1% 77.5% 77.3% 77.2%
Chad % 93.4% 93.4% 93.3% 93.3% 93.4%
Ghana % 77.9% 77.0% 76.2% 75.5% 75.2%
Ivory Coast % 77.8% 76.6% 76.0% 75.5% 75.0%
Mali % 90.2% 90.4% 90.6% 90.7% 90.6%
Niger % 90.3% 90.2% 90.2% 90.2% 90.1%
Nigeria % 81.7% 81.9% 81.7% 81.6% 81.6%
Togo % 80.1% 79.9% 79.7% 79.5% 79.4%