Costa Rica: Self-employment

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 Costa Rica

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 27.37
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 26.54
 Min - Max 23.34 - 30.16
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 26.54 percent with a minimum of 23.34 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 30.16 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is 27.37 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
Costa Rica - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Costa Rica - 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 2.41 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.32 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 10.43 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 7.29 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 24.74 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 57.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 39.07 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 44.75 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.57 2023 percent
 Self-employment 27.37 2022 percent
 Informal employment 36.60 2020 percent
 Employment 2.08 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.08 Q3/2023 percent
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