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Title: Self-employement
Description: Visual rendering of self-employment in the EU, as a percentage of the working population. The EU average has been weighted in accordance with population data.


  • The share of self-employed workers in the EU (14% in 2018) has changed little since 1992.
  • The biggest difference was in Portugal: from 22% in 1993 to 13% in 2018 – a 40% decrease.
Data timeline: 1992 – 2018
Date published: Mon 21 Oct 2019 09:08
Disclaimer: This data is taken from publicly available sources. Even though all reasonable endeavours have been taken to ensure the reliability of the information presented, it is provided as is, without any guarantee of accuracy. Missing data may have been added using standard statistical approximation methods.
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