Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) fell to 22.5% in South Korea in 2018

Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) (%)
Labour | South Korea | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) reached 22.5 % in 2018 in South Korea. This is 3.13 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in South Korea reached an all time high of 61.0 % in 1981 and an all time low of 22.5 % in 2018. When compared to South Korea's main peers, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in China amounted to 48.7 %, 76.3 % in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 8.86 % in Japan and 61.7 % in Vietnam in 2018.

South Korea has been ranked 110th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce), 9 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
Cambodia % 59.8% 59.4% 59.0% 58.6% 58.1%
China % 53.0% 52.2% 51.5% 50.8% 50.1%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 77.1% 77.0% 76.9% 76.7% 76.6%
India % 83.2% 82.9% 82.5% 82.1% 81.7%
Japan % 10.7% 10.4% 10.2% 9.72% 9.15%
Laos % 88.3% 88.0% 87.7% 87.3% 86.9%
Russia % 6.00% 6.36% 6.22% 6.26% 6.36%
South Korea % 25.8% 25.0% 24.2% 23.3% 22.7%
Thailand % 59.1% 56.2% 53.3% 52.2% 51.3%
USA % 5.59% 5.57% 5.36% 5.26% 5.16%
Vietnam % 70.8% 70.6% 69.4% 65.8% 64.2%