Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) rose to 17.0% in Puerto Rico in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Puerto Rico | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 17.0 % in 2018 in Puerto Rico. This is 6.67 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Puerto Rico reached an all time high of 17.0 % in 2018 and an all time low of 13.9 % in 2001. When compared to Puerto Rico's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Dominican Republic amounted to 43.7 %, 86.3 % in Haiti, 39.3 % in Jamaica and 6.21 % in USA in 2018.

Puerto Rico has been ranked 124th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 12 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
Canada % 15.4% 15.4% 15.3% 15.4% 15.3%
Cayman Islands % ... 8.10% 8.50% ... ... ... ... ...
China % 50.5% 49.8% 49.2% 48.7% 48.1%
Cuba % 8.25% 8.58% 9.63% 9.56% 9.48%
Dominican Republic % 45.9% 44.8% 44.8% 44.4% 43.1%
Haiti % 86.9% 86.7% 86.6% 86.5% 86.4%
Jamaica % 40.6% 40.4% 40.2% 39.8% 39.6%
Japan % 11.8% 11.5% 11.4% 11.1% 10.6%
Mexico % 33.0% 32.9% 32.2% 32.1% 31.7%
Puerto Rico % 15.6% 15.9% 16.3% 16.7% 16.8%
USA % 6.75% 6.59% 6.45% 6.44% 6.39%