Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) rose to 68.2% in Egypt in 2018

Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) (%)
Labour | Egypt | May 18, 2019
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Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) reached 68.2 % in 2018 in Egypt. This is 22.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) in Egypt reached an all time high of 69.2 % in 2016 and an all time low of 55.7 % in 1991. When compared to Egypt's main peers, Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) in Israel amounted to 87.7 %, 93.4 % in Libya, 95.2 % in Saudi Arabia and 54.0 % in Sudan in 2018.

Egypt has been ranked 80th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed), 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Waged and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs", where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.

Waged and Salaried Workers, Total (As % of Total Employed) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 68.0% 69.0% 69.0% 69.0% 69.0%
Chad % 6.55% 6.62% 6.70% 6.74% 6.65%
Egypt % 62.5% 61.1% 60.8% 62.6% 69.2%
Ethiopia % 11.3% 11.8% 12.2% 12.5% 12.9%
Iraq % 71.8% 71.8% 71.5% 71.0% 71.2%
Israel % 88.2% 88.4% 88.3% 88.1% 87.2%
Jordan % 85.4% 85.5% 85.5% 85.6% 85.5%
Lebanon % 63.1% 63.2% 63.2% 63.2% 62.9%
Libya % 93.4% 93.3% 93.3% 93.3% 93.3%
Saudi Arabia % 94.3% 94.7% 95.0% 95.2% 95.2%
South Sudan % 11.3% 11.4% 11.3% 10.9% 10.4%
Sudan % 53.0% 53.3% 53.4% 53.5% 53.8%
Syria % 61.9% 61.3% 61.0% 61.0% 61.0%
Tunisia % 71.5% 72.1% 72.2% 72.2% 72.1%
United Arab Emirates % 96.4% 96.6% 96.8% 96.9% 97.1%
Yemen % 50.7% 50.7% 50.6% 48.3% 47.9%