South Korea: Self-employment

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 South Korea

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 23.45
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 32.06
 Min - Max 23.45 - 40.28
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1991 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 32.06 percent with a minimum of 23.45 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 40.28 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 23.45 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
South Korea - Self-employment - Recent values chart

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South 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 29.52 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.86 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.68 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.64 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 5.03 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 64.51 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 43.48 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.77 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.34 2023 percent
 Self-employment 23.45 2022 percent
 Employment 28.70 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.30 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 117.10 Q3/2023 index points
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