Jamaica: Informal employment

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 Jamaica

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 58.60
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2016 - 2020
 Average 59.10
 Min - Max 58.60 - 59.50
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Jamaica from 2016 to 2020. The average value for Jamaica during that period was 59.1 percent with a minimum of 58.6 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 59.5 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2020 is 58.6 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 1.56 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.50 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 6.31 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.60 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 18.05 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 68.50 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.49 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 61.41 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 75.79 2023 percent
 Self-employment 38.18 2022 percent
 Informal employment 58.60 2020 percent
 Employment 1.32 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.20 Q3/2023 percent
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