Haiti: share of self-employed workers 2012-2020

The percentage of self-employed workers was higher in Haiti than any other Latin American or Caribbean country in 2019. In that year, nearly 73 percent of the people who were employed in Haiti were considered self-employed, or having a job where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced. It was estimated that in 2020 the number of self-employed workers in Haiti would slightly decrease to 72.7 percent. During the time period presented, the share of self-employed workers in the country has been consistently decreasing.

Self-employed workers as share of total employed population in Haiti from 2012 to 2020

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Haiti

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Starting from the indicated year, figures are forecasts (as of November 2019).

According to ILO, 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", which are commonly characterized as jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced. Self-employed workers comprise four sub-categories: employers, own-account workers, members of producers' cooperatives, and contributing family workers.

The figures are calculated from the total employed population. Self-employment status does not include employees (workers who hold the type of jobs defined as “paid employment jobs”, where the incumbents hold employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration), workers not classifiable by status, unemployed or non-economically active population.

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