Italy: Employment in agriculture

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 Italy

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 4.05
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 4.83
 Min - Max 3.6 - 8.44
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Italy from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Italy during that period was 4.83 percent with a minimum of 3.6 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 8.44 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 4.05 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
Italy - Employment in agriculture - recent values

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Italy - 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).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 32.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 41.94 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 4.05 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 1.82 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 37.32 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 124,030 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 95.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 832 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 24.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 5,563 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 99.6 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 133.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 107.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 96,199.4 2021 sq. km
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