Guatemala: Self-employment

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 Guatemala

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 43.93
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 46.37
 Min - Max 36.56 - 52.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Guatemala from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Guatemala during that period was 46.37 percent with a minimum of 36.56 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 52.64 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2022 is 43.93 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
Guatemala - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Guatemala - 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 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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