Samoa: Self-employment

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Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 35.17
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 36.25
 Min - Max 35.17 - 37.26
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Samoa from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Samoa during that period was 36.25 percent with a minimum of 35.17 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 37.26 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2022 is 35.17 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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Samoa - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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Samoa - 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 0.08 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.04 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 14.79 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 6.28 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 19.39 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.48 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 37.67 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 41.40 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 35.17 2022 percent
 Informal employment 37.30 2017 percent
 Labor cost 128.06 Q3/2023 index points
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