Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) fell to 46.8% in Kenya in 2018

Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) (%)
Labour | Kenya | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) reached 46.8 % in 2018 in Kenya. This is 12.8 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Kenya reached an all time high of 53.7 % in 1993 and an all time low of 46.8 % in 2018. When compared to Kenya's main peers, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Ethiopia amounted to 83.9 %, 77.0 % in Somalia, 81.3 % in Tanzania and 72.0 % in Uganda in 2018.

Kenya has been ranked 66th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce), 2 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
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 73.7% 73.4% 73.0% 72.9% 72.8%
Djibouti % 45.3% 45.0% 44.5% 44.2% 43.9%
Eritrea % 73.4% 73.2% 73.0% 72.8% 72.6%
Ethiopia % 86.5% 85.9% 85.5% 85.0% 84.6%
Kenya % 49.6% 49.1% 48.7% 48.2% 47.7%
Mozambique % 79.1% 78.4% 77.7% 77.0% 76.8%
Rwanda % 63.9% 61.7% 59.3% 59.1% 59.0%
Somalia % 77.8% 77.7% 77.6% 77.4% 77.3%
South Sudan % 84.6% 84.3% 84.5% 85.1% 85.8%
Sudan % 46.6% 46.5% 46.4% 46.3% 46.1%
Tanzania % 82.5% 82.6% 82.7% 82.3% 82.0%
Uganda % 73.7% 73.4% 73.2% 72.9% 72.7%
Yemen % 47.6% 47.8% 48.1% 50.5% 50.9%
Zambia % 70.8% 70.4% 70.0% 69.8% 69.5%