Colombia: Self-employment

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 Colombia

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 47.10
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 50.25
 Min - Max 45.73 - 53.99
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Colombia during that period was 50.25 percent with a minimum of 45.73 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 53.99 percent in 2011. The latest value from 2022 is 47.1 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
Colombia - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Colombia - 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 26.00 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.55 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 11.82 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.70 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.21 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.29 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.58 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.42 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 75.74 2023 percent
 Self-employment 47.10 2022 percent
 Informal employment 62.10 2019 percent
 Employment 23.11 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 9.25 9/2023 percent
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