Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 87.1% in Burkina Faso in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Burkina Faso | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 87.1 % in 2018 in Burkina Faso. This is 7.95 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 96.5 % in 1985 and an all time low of 87.1 % in 2018. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Ghana amounted to 74.5 %, 74.3 % in Ivory Coast, 90.2 % in Mali and 90.0 % in Niger in 2018.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 12th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 7 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
Algeria % 32.0% 31.0% 31.0% 31.0% 31.0%
Benin % 89.9% 89.8% 89.7% 89.6% 89.5%
Burkina Faso % 89.5% 88.7% 87.8% 87.7% 87.5%
Chad % 93.4% 93.4% 93.3% 93.3% 93.4%
Ghana % 77.9% 77.0% 76.2% 75.5% 75.2%
Guinea % 92.3% 92.3% 92.2% 92.2% 92.0%
Ivory Coast % 77.8% 76.6% 76.0% 75.5% 75.0%
Liberia % 80.4% 80.2% 80.1% 80.0% 80.1%
Libya % 6.65% 6.66% 6.68% 6.68% 6.68%
Mali % 90.2% 90.4% 90.6% 90.7% 90.6%
Mauritania % 56.8% 56.4% 56.5% 56.8% 56.1%
Niger % 90.3% 90.2% 90.2% 90.2% 90.1%
Togo % 80.1% 79.9% 79.7% 79.5% 79.4%