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Table 1 Distribution of worker types by industry, average for 2005–2011

From: Minimum wage violations in Honduras

  Covered Uncovered
Industry Urban Rural Urban Rural
Agriculture, fishing, and hunting 5.03 52.39 4.05 40.87
Mining 0.22 0.62 0.22 0.39
Manufacturing 15.75 9.09 15.28 10.99
Utilities 0.52 0.40 0.06 0.02
Construction 10.86 10.02 4.66 2.43
Retail, hotels, and restaurants 28.44 9.55 47.49 30.76
Transport, storage, and communications 5.11 2.64 7.91 2.48
Banking, financial, and real estate services 9.70 2.31 3.28 0.53
Communal, social, and personal services 11.97 5.08 11.98 7.80
Export sector (Maquila) 12.40 7.88 5.06 3.74
TOTAL 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
  1. Source: Own calculations from pooled EPHPM surveys for 2005–2011
  2. Notes: All statistics are weighted using survey provided expansion factors. Following Honduran minimum wage decrees, covered employees are defined as private-sector wage earners and uncovered workers are the self-employed