El Salvador: Employment in agriculture

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 El Salvador

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 15.25
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 21.07
 Min - Max 15.25 - 27.76
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for El Salvador from 1991 to 2021. The average value for El Salvador during that period was 21.07 percent with a minimum of 15.25 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 27.76 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 15.25 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 22.86 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
El Salvador - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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El Salvador - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2021




Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).

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 Forest area, percent 28.0 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 57.71 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 15.25 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 4.74 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 1.54 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 11,957 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 102.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,784 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 34.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,736 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 98.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 92.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 90.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 5,793.8 2021 sq. km
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