Informal Workers in Chile: A Statistical Profile

Joann Vanek, José de Jesús Luján Salazar

Cite This Item: Luján Salazar, José de Jesús and Joann Vanek. Informal Workers in Chile: A Statistical Profile. WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 30.

WIEGO’s latest Statistical Brief, Informal Workers in Chile: A Statistical Profile, provides insight into the impact ​ ​COVID-19 and the pandemic response ha​ve had on workers and levels on ​employment and informality in a developed ​country. 

The COVID-19 crisis brought great changes to employment in Chile. ​While both total employment and informal employment declined, the six groups of workers that are ​the focus of this brief grew in numbers and in their share of total employment: from 21 per cent of employment​ in 2019  to 28 per cent ​in 2020. The largest contributing factor was that ​office-based workers became home-based workers.  

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