Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) fell to 83.7% in Benin in 2018

Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) (%)
Labour | Benin | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) reached 83.7 % in 2018 in Benin. This is 6.48 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Benin reached an all time high of 89.5 % in 1991 and an all time low of 83.7 % in 2018. When compared to Benin's main peers, Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce) in Burkina Faso amounted to 84.6 %, 88.6 % in Niger, 76.9 % in Nigeria and 71.8 % in Togo in 2018.

Benin has been ranked 13th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed, Male (As % of Male Workforce), 4 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%
Benin % 84.7% 84.5% 84.3% 84.2% 84.1%
Burkina Faso % 87.1% 86.3% 85.5% 85.3% 85.0%
Cameroon % 71.0% 70.4% 69.8% 69.5% 69.3%
Chad % 88.9% 88.7% 88.6% 88.5% 88.7%
Ghana % 70.3% 69.4% 68.8% 68.1% 67.9%
Ivory Coast % 70.4% 69.7% 68.9% 68.0% 67.3%
Libya % 7.10% 7.17% 7.24% 7.25% 7.25%
Mali % 86.7% 86.9% 87.0% 87.1% 86.9%
Niger % 89.0% 88.9% 88.9% 88.8% 88.8%
Nigeria % 77.4% 77.5% 77.3% 77.2% 77.2%
Togo % 73.3% 73.1% 72.9% 72.6% 72.4%