Colombia: Those involved in informal work force as high as 80% in some cities

Posted on March 19, 2012 • Filed under: Business, Colombia, Labor Issues, Social Issues

Informality employmnet more attacks in cities outside the capital axis as Bogota, Cali, Medellin and Bucaramanga. In fact, Medellin has the lowest informality, with 50 percent. In contrast, the worst case is Quibdó whose informality reaches 84.14 percent, followed by Riohacha, with a rate of 81.23 percent. According Farné Stefano, director of the Centre of Labour Market and Social Security of the External University, “is by definition productive sectors that are more informal than others, such as trade and domestic services. In cities where such activities are more more informal strong. “The study warns that informality Galvis is more frequent in workers with low or no education (because their productivity is lower) in women, singles and young people. Read Article

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