Rwanda: Self-employment

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 Rwanda

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 64.00
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 81.25
 Min - Max 64.00 - 94.14
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Rwanda from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Rwanda during that period was 81.25 percent with a minimum of 64 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 94.14 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 64 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
Rwanda - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Rwanda - 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 5.28 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 15.08 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 16.46 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 13.59 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 21.87 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 60.52 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.29 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.07 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.42 2023 percent
 Self-employment 64.00 2022 percent
 Informal employment 82.90 2020 percent
 Employment 3.97 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 18.05 Q3/2023 percent
 Labor cost 153.67 Q3/2023 index points
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