Nigeria: Employment in agriculture, % of total employment
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 43.84 percent with a minimum of 34.66 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 50.25 percent in 1991.
The latest value from 2020 is 34.66 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 182
countries is 23.96 percent.
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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).