Informal employment makes up more than 60 percent of the labor market in Kyrgyzstan. The International Labor Organization provides such data.
Informal employment is the so-called black labor market, not covered by government regulation. It involves non-recognition of the rights of workers, their vulnerability, poverty, lack of development prospects.
Informal employment reaches 29.6 percent in Kazakhstan, in Uzbekistan — 42 percent, in Russia — 16.7 percent, in Mongolia — 32.5 percent.
The main reasons for informal employment are high taxes, corruption, lack of transparency, lack of awareness of workers of their rights.