Saint Lucia: Self-employment

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 Saint Lucia

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 28.81
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 31.75
 Min - Max 26.15 - 37.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Saint Lucia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Saint Lucia during that period was 31.75 percent with a minimum of 26.15 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 37.8 percent in 1994. The latest value from 2022 is 28.81 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
Saint Lucia - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Saint Lucia - 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 0.10 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 15.77 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 15.45 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 14.12 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 36.35 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 68.01 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.85 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 62.62 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.59 2023 percent
 Self-employment 28.81 2022 percent
 Informal employment 31.90 2019 percent
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