Namibia: Self-employment

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 Namibia

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 39.00
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 34.70
 Min - Max 29.78 - 39.00
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Namibia during that period was 34.7 percent with a minimum of 29.78 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 39 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 39 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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Namibia - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Namibia - 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 0.99 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 19.99 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 18.40 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 20.83 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 38.41 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 59.53 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.40 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.82 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 63.66 2023 percent
 Self-employment 39.00 2022 percent
 Informal employment 55.80 2018 percent
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