Iran: Employment in agriculture, % of total employment: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Iran from 1982 to 2015. The average value for Iran during that period was 19.52 percent with a minumum of 7.03 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 24.73 percent in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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).