India: Informal employment

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 India

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 88.80
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2010 - 2020
 Average 87.98
 Min - Max 86.50 - 88.80
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 2010 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 87.98 percent with a minimum of 86.5 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 88.8 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 88.8 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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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 593.73 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.82 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.93 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.97 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 55.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 28.71 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 32.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 76.78 2023 percent
 Self-employment 76.87 2022 percent
 Informal employment 88.80 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 6.43 9/2022 percent
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