Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) rose to 52.6% in Yemen in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Yemen | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 52.6 % in 2018 in Yemen. This is 0.911 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Yemen reached an all time high of 52.6 % in 2018 and an all time low of 48.4 % in 2008. When compared to Yemen's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Djibouti amounted to 49.5 %, 79.3 % in Eritrea, 3.81 % in Oman and 4.82 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

Yemen has been ranked 57th 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
Djibouti % 51.3% 51.0% 50.6% 50.4% 50.1%
Eritrea % 80.3% 80.2% 80.0% 79.8% 79.6%
Ethiopia % 88.7% 88.2% 87.8% 87.5% 87.1%
Iran % 44.1% 44.0% 44.0% 44.1% 45.1%
Iraq % 28.2% 28.2% 28.5% 29.0% 28.8%
Jordan % 14.6% 14.5% 14.5% 14.4% 14.5%
Oman % 3.66% 3.68% 3.71% 3.73% 3.75%
Saudi Arabia % 5.66% 5.32% 5.02% 4.80% 4.81%
Somalia % 80.1% 80.0% 79.9% 79.8% 79.7%
Sudan % 47.0% 46.7% 46.6% 46.5% 46.2%
United Arab Emirates % 3.58% 3.39% 3.23% 3.07% 2.94%
Yemen % 49.3% 49.3% 49.4% 51.7% 52.1%