The "informal" (underground) economy, analysts say, make up about 10% of the U.S. economy (which currently stands at $14 trillion), and probably growing in the midst of this growing global economic crisis.


In the developing world it is estimated that one-half or more of their non-agricultural workers are in the underground, infomal sector, and in India it is 83% of workers, and in sub-Saharan Africa, about 72% of all workers are.


According to the International Labour Organization, about 90% of all new jobs in Africa over the last 10 years have come from the informal sector.




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