Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 88.9% in Sierra Leone in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Sierra Leone | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 88.9 % in 2018 in Sierra Leone. This is 0.859 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 91.0 % in 1999 and an all time low of 88.9 % in 2014. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Burkina Faso amounted to 87.1 %, 91.7 % in Guinea, 79.8 % in Liberia and 90.2 % in Mali in 2018.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 11th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 1 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%
Burkina Faso % 89.5% 88.7% 87.8% 87.7% 87.5%
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%
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%
Senegal % 69.3% 68.5% 67.6% 66.6% 66.4%
Sierra Leone % 89.4% 88.9% 88.9% 89.3% 89.2%