From the Original post in Granma Cuba + Related: Self Employment / Cuba
SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS THROUGH AUGUST 2017
A total of 578,421 individuals are registered as self-employed.
494,442 are working in activities supervised by Labor Ministry authorities.
80,706 are working in activities directed by traffic units of the Ministry of Transportation.
SECTORS WITH THE MOST SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS
61,874 work in food preparation and sales, representing 10% of the workforce in this sector.
57,911 work in cargo and passenger transportation,representing 10% of the workforce in this sector.
39,595 rent dwellings, rooms, or other spaces, representing 7% of the workforce in this sector.
24,744 are telecommunications agents.
150,343 are workers contracted by other self-employed persons, primarily in food services and transport, representing 25% of the workforce in this sector.
WHO ARE THEY?
Retired persons represent 11% of the self-employed, while 16% are working a second job. Youth represent 32% and 33% of self-employed workers are women.
A total of 401,080 workers are registered in the Social Security administration’s special regimen.
Employment in the non-state sector is promoted in Cuba as an alternative allowing the state to gradually reduce its responsibility in some less critical arenas and concentrate efforts on activities that are decisive to the development of Cuba’s economy
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