Botswana: Self-employment

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 Botswana

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 30.94
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 28.41
 Min - Max 19.71 - 36.65
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 28.41 percent with a minimum of 19.71 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 36.65 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 30.94 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 179 countries is 40.56 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Botswana - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Botswana - Self-employment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Self-employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs." i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced. Self-employed workers include four sub-categories of employers, own-account workers, members of producers' cooperatives, and contributing family workers.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.17 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 23.62 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 26.02 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 21.42 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 43.61 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 64.54 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.49 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 59.88 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.42 2023 percent
 Self-employment 30.94 2022 percent
 Informal employment 68.70 2020 percent
 Employment 0.42 Q3/2018 million employed people
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