A review of country data

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on informality: Has informal employment increased or decreased?

Briefing note | 21 March 2022
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This compilation of country factsheets presents an overview of the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on informal employment for 40 countries for which data are available over the period 2020 and beyond.

Each country factsheet presents a set of figures referring to the change in the number of formal and informal jobs assessing the extent of job losses but also the potential risk of informalization, the consequences on the overall share of informal employment and on the structure of employment.

In addition to indicators related to jobs others assess changes in the total and average number of hours worked and wages.