India: Employment in agriculture

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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India: Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1991 to 2019. The average value for India during that period was 54.41 percent with a minimum of 42.38 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 62.56 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2019 is 42.38 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 182 countries is 24.26 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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