Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) fell to 30.6% in Egypt in 2018

Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) (%)
Labour | Egypt | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) reached 30.6 % in 2018 in Egypt. This is 28.4 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Egypt reached an all time high of 42.7 % in 1991 and an all time low of 29.9 % in 2016. When compared to Egypt's main peers, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Israel amounted to 15.4 %, 7.16 % in Libya, 5.40 % in Saudi Arabia and 45.8 % in Sudan in 2018.

Egypt has been ranked 99th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce), 12 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, Male (As % of Male Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 33.2% 32.1% 32.0% 32.0% 31.9%
Chad % 88.9% 88.7% 88.6% 88.5% 88.7%
Egypt % 36.0% 36.5% 36.6% 34.6% 29.9%
Ethiopia % 86.5% 85.9% 85.5% 85.0% 84.6%
Iraq % 26.8% 26.7% 27.0% 27.6% 27.3%
Israel % 15.2% 14.7% 14.7% 15.1% 16.0%
Jordan % 16.8% 16.6% 16.6% 16.5% 16.6%
Lebanon % 42.8% 42.7% 42.8% 42.9% 43.3%
Libya % 7.10% 7.17% 7.24% 7.25% 7.25%
Saudi Arabia % 6.30% 5.93% 5.56% 5.35% 5.38%
South Sudan % 84.6% 84.3% 84.5% 85.1% 85.8%
Sudan % 46.6% 46.5% 46.4% 46.3% 46.1%
Syria % 41.1% 41.7% 42.0% 41.9% 41.9%
Tunisia % 31.4% 30.9% 30.9% 30.8% 30.8%
United Arab Emirates % 3.90% 3.71% 3.53% 3.35% 3.21%
Yemen % 47.6% 47.8% 48.1% 50.5% 50.9%