Informal employment as percentage of total employment in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, by subregion
Latin America & Caribbean: informal employment share by subregion 2016
In 2016, Central America was the subregion in Latin America and the Caribbean with the highest share of employment informality. The source estimated that almost six every ten workers in Central America and the Caribbean were informally employed (58 and 57.6 percent of the employed population, respectively). The average of informal employment in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to around 53 percent.
Informal employment as percentage of total employment in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, by subregion
Share of total employment
Central America58%
Caribbean57.6%
Regional average53.1%
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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

The total average share of informal employment is not available for South America.

Latin America & Caribbean: informal employment share by subregion 2016
In 2016, Central America was the subregion in Latin America and the Caribbean with the highest share of employment informality. The source estimated that almost six every ten workers in Central America and the Caribbean were informally employed (58 and 57.6 percent of the employed population, respectively). The average of informal employment in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to around 53 percent.
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