Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) fell to 18.6% in Syria in 2018

Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) (%)
Labour | Syria | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) reached 18.6 % in 2018 in Syria. This is 63.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Syria reached an all time high of 53.6 % in 2001 and an all time low of 17.0 % in 2011. When compared to Syria's main peers, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Iraq amounted to 38.4 %, 3.26 % in Jordan, 16.9 % in Lebanon and 36.0 % in Turkey in 2018.

Syria has been ranked 114th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce), 10 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, Female (As % of Female Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bulgaria % 8.81% 9.06% 9.33% 8.81% 8.93%
Cyprus % 10.9% 11.3% 12.3% 11.5% 10.3%
Greece % 31.4% 31.9% 30.4% 29.6% 29.4%
Iran % 46.2% 44.6% 42.9% 43.6% 44.6%
Iraq % 37.8% 37.7% 37.9% 38.3% 38.2%
Israel % 7.95% 8.02% 8.32% 8.37% 9.19%
Jordan % 3.29% 3.25% 3.24% 3.24% 3.24%
Kuwait % 0.584% 0.435% 0.367% 0.320% 0.612%
Lebanon % 17.0% 16.9% 16.9% 16.9% 17.1%
Saudi Arabia % 1.44% 1.20% 1.39% 1.35% 1.35%
Syria % 17.8% 18.4% 18.5% 18.6% 18.6%
Turkey % 45.4% 43.1% 39.5% 37.9% 36.3%