Stats Dept: Malaysia’s informal sector work force numbered 3.5 million in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 ― Malaysia’s informal work has reached 3.5 million folks in 2021, contributing 23.2 for every cent of the country’s whole work, the Section of Figures Malaysia (DoSM) reported.

Main Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin in a statement right now mentioned the greater quantity of employment in the casual sector for the duration of the year was partly thanks to the affect of the pandemic Covid-19.

“Thus, there was labour mobility in just sectors of the financial system in order to aid their life, specifically for individuals who were being seriously impacted by the outbreak in the tourism sector and tourism-linked industries,” he mentioned.

Mohd Uzir reported of the whole casual employment, 57 for every cent or two million folks were in the casual sector, and 42 for every cent or 1.5 million persons ended up in the formal sector.

He said much more than 70 for each cent of the work in the informal sector was in the personal-account personnel class, which observed an maximize of two per cent from 2019.

“Meanwhile, the employees’ group contributed 19.2 for every cent. rose by 8 for every cent from 2019.

“Employees in this sector are all those who function as residence builders, babysitters, meals hawkers, bakers, grass cutters, labourers, development (setting up work), road stall salespersons, tailors, marketplace salespersons, food and drinks supply riders and motorists.

“Internet salesperson and programmer analyst ended up amongst the positions in the informal sector with the highest improve in 2021,” he explained.

Mohd Uzir mentioned the casual sector’s principal conditions involve acquiring less than ten employees and not getting registered underneath certain forms of countrywide legislation, although a worker in informal employment refers to any employee who does not have obtain to at minimum 1 social security plan or employment reward.

He mentioned two-thirds of the work in the casual sector was concentrated in the products and services sector at 67.5 for every cent, followed by the producing sector (19.1 for every cent) and the development sector (13.4 per cent).

“Wholesale and retail trade pursuits, fix of motor motor vehicles and bikes accounted for 24 for each cent of the expert services sector, followed by meals and beverage companies actions at 23.1 for every cent.

“The vast majority of work in the casual sector operates at property (37.1 for every cent), followed by markets/ road stalls (29.2 for every cent), no fastened site (mobile) with 20.7 per cent, and manufacturing unit/ office environment/ workshop (13 for each cent),” he stated.

In addition, Mohd Uzir reported from the distribution of casual employment by sexual intercourse, male was the optimum composition with 61. for every cent recorded at 2.13 million individuals and followed by feminine with 39. for every cent to history 1.37 million people in 2021.

In addition, he said it was also observed that most of the work in the informal sector were being individuals with SPM certificates and equivalents, which encompassed 46.6 for each cent or 607,000 folks of the overall employment in this sector.

“This group recorded a increase of 4.5 for each cent as from 555,500 individuals in 2019. This was followed by UPSR certificates and equivalents (15.3 for every cent) and PT3/ PMR certificates (13.2 for each cent),” he additional. ― Bernama