Ecuador: Informal employment

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 Ecuador

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 63.50
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2019
 Average 69.23
 Min - Max 57.90 - 83.20
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Ecuador from 2001 to 2019. The average value for Ecuador during that period was 69.23 percent with a minimum of 57.9 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 83.2 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2019 is 63.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 50 countries is 56.43 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
Ecuador - Informal employment - Recent values chart

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Ecuador - Informal employment - historical chart - 2001-2019




Definition: Informal employment as percent of total employment. Derived from national surveys conducted by the International Labour Organization.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.89 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.76 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.34 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.00 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.54 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.43 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.03 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 53.19 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 77.92 2023 percent
 Self-employment 53.30 2022 percent
 Informal employment 63.50 2019 percent
 Employment 8.45 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.70 Q3/2023 percent
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