Egypt: Informal employment

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 Egypt

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 66.70
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2008 - 2020
 Average 60.07
 Min - Max 55.40 - 66.70
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 2008 to 2020. The average value for Egypt during that period was 60.07 percent with a minimum of 55.4 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 66.7 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 66.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 26 countries is 47.30 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
Egypt - Informal employment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Egypt - Informal employment - historical chart - 2008-2020




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 33.43 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.40 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 13.43 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.63 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 15.60 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 44.02 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.60 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 16.45 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 27.42 2022 percent
 Informal employment 66.70 2020 percent
 Employment 29.69 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.10 Q3/2023 percent
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