Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) fell to 47.4% in Lesotho in 2018

Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) (%)
Labour | Lesotho | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) reached 47.4 % in 2018 in Lesotho. This is 16.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Lesotho reached an all time high of 56.9 % in 1991 and an all time low of 47.4 % in 2018. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Botswana amounted to 30.7 %, 12.9 % in South Africa, 42.4 % in Swaziland and 75.9 % in Zimbabwe in 2018.

Lesotho has been ranked 71st within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce), 1 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
Botswana % 32.1% 31.8% 31.4% 31.4% 31.1%
Lesotho % 49.2% 49.0% 48.7% 48.5% 48.2%
Mozambique % 95.1% 94.9% 94.7% 94.4% 94.4%
Namibia % 43.8% 45.1% 41.4% 38.3% 35.3%
South Africa % 13.1% 13.0% 11.8% 12.1% 12.3%
Swaziland % 40.2% 40.8% 41.5% 42.1% 42.6%
Zambia % 89.1% 88.9% 88.7% 88.6% 88.4%
Zimbabwe % 75.6% 75.5% 75.6% 75.7% 75.8%