Egypt: Self-employment

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Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 27.42
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 38.01
 Min - Max 27.36 - 44.54
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Egypt during that period was 38.01 percent with a minimum of 27.36 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 44.54 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 27.42 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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Egypt - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Egypt - 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 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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