Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 90.0% in Niger in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Niger | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 90.0 % in 2018 in Niger. This is 0.757 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Niger reached an all time high of 90.9 % in 1997 and an all time low of 90.0 % in 2018. When compared to Niger's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Algeria amounted to 30.9 %, 93.3 % in Chad, 6.62 % in Libya and 90.2 % in Mali in 2018.

Niger has been ranked 7th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 1 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
Algeria % 32.0% 31.0% 31.0% 31.0% 31.0%
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%
Egypt % 37.5% 38.9% 39.2% 37.4% 30.8%
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%
Morocco % 53.5% 53.1% 53.0% 52.5% 52.3%
Niger % 90.3% 90.2% 90.2% 90.2% 90.1%
Nigeria % 81.7% 81.9% 81.7% 81.6% 81.6%
Spain % 17.3% 17.9% 17.6% 17.3% 16.9%
Sudan % 47.0% 46.7% 46.6% 46.5% 46.2%
Tunisia % 28.5% 27.9% 27.8% 27.8% 27.9%