North Korea: Self-employment

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 North Korea

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 83.02
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 84.35
 Min - Max 83.02 - 85.57
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1991 to 2022. The average value for North Korea during that period was 84.35 percent with a minimum of 83.02 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 85.57 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2022 is 83.02 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
North Korea - Self-employment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
North Korea - 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 15.84 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.07 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.15 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.87 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 74.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.50 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 69.65 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 79.71 2023 percent
 Self-employment 83.02 2022 percent
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