Tunis (UNA-OIC) – More than 1.5 million Tunisians worked in the unorganized sector in the fourth quarter of 2019, accounting for 44 percent of the total number of workers, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a report on “Indicators of informal employment for the year 2019” released on Friday.
This release indicates that unorganized work involves people aged 15 years and over, including employees who do not benefit from social and health coverage, or paid annual or illness leave, and those working on their own account.
The national survey on population and employment, conducted by the National Institute of Statistics, revealed that agriculture and fishing are the largest informal sector (85 pc), followed by construction and public works (69.2 pc), in addition to commercial activities (64.7 pc).
Unorganized work accounts for 35 percent of total service activities, including trade and transport, communications, hotels, restaurants, education, health and administrative services.
People working in the informal sector are distributed among 810 thousand wage earners, compared to 680 thousand self-employed and 95 thousand family helpers.