Half of jobs in El Salvador in the informal sector

El Salvador's government statistics show an unemployment rate of less than 10%. But, as shown by a La Prensa Grafica story this week, these statistics do not tell nearly the whole story. Fully one half of the work force is employed in the informal sector. The woman who sells pupusas along the side of the highway, or the man who wheels a cart through the poor neighborhood hawking frozen treats, or the vendor selling stereo headphones on the median of a boulevard in San Salvador, are all part of this sector. As La Prensa notes, the government receives little or no taxes from this sector of the economy, income is low, and these workers are not protected by laws and not part of the social security system in the country.


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because a family member pass away
they need to upgrade the Emergecy
response, my mother inlaw would
be alive it took over an hour and
she was already gone, by the time EMS got there, also they to explore
for my brother inlaw and nieces
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Businesses US dollars
Anonymous said…
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there can even sale volcanic rocks
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and hour with insurance and other benefits