Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) fell to 58.2% in Ecuador in 2018

Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) (%)
Labour | Ecuador | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) reached 58.2 % in 2018 in Ecuador. This is 8.17 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Ecuador reached an all time high of 58.9 % in 1993 and an all time low of 37.7 % in 1988. When compared to Ecuador's main peers, Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce) in Brazil amounted to 26.4 %, 48.8 % in Colombia, 31.7 % in Panama and 60.4 % in Peru in 2018.

Ecuador has been ranked 58th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Female (As % of Female Workforce), 8 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, Female (As % of Female Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bolivia % 64.3% 65.3% 68.1% 66.6% 64.9%
Brazil % 24.5% 24.6% 24.2% 25.1% 25.4%
Chile % 26.4% 26.5% 27.0% 26.6% 27.4%
Colombia % 53.0% 51.6% 50.2% 49.6% 49.3%
Costa Rica % 19.5% 21.4% 20.9% 21.0% 19.2%
Ecuador % 53.1% 52.7% 50.8% 53.6% 57.3%
Honduras % 57.3% 59.0% 55.1% 56.6% 54.2%
Nicaragua % 49.9% 50.1% 50.3% 50.1% 49.9%
Panama % 28.6% 29.5% 29.2% 30.6% 33.3%
Peru % 61.5% 61.4% 61.3% 60.2% 60.5%
Venezuela % 34.0% 34.1% 34.3% 34.7% 34.8%