Guatemala: Informal employment

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 Guatemala

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 79.00
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2003 - 2019
 Average 80.30
 Min - Max 78.10 - 82.70
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Guatemala from 2003 to 2019. The average value for Guatemala during that period was 80.3 percent with a minimum of 78.1 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 82.7 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2019 is 79 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
Guatemala - Informal employment - Recent values chart

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Guatemala - Informal employment - historical chart - 2003-2019




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 7.26 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.05 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.82 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.28 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.44 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 60.51 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 34.48 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 40.83 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 81.08 2023 percent
 Self-employment 43.93 2022 percent
 Informal employment 79.00 2019 percent
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