This study analyzes informal employment in Bangladesh by utilizing the most recent Labor Force Survey that was conducted in 2005. Results show that 87.71% of the workers in Bangladesh are under informal employment.
Given data limitation of the February 2007 round of the National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas), informal employment from the Sakernas is at the minimum, estimated at 28.4 million or 29.1% of the total employed in Indonesia.
This paper examines the current practice of measuring time-related underemployment, which is calculated based on arbitrarily set cut-off points. Thus, resulting underemployment indicators undermine the real magnitude of underemployment.