Nigeria: Employment in agriculture

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 Nigeria

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 37.99
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 44.55
 Min - Max 37.99 - 52.36
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 44.55 percent with a minimum of 37.99 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 52.36 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 37.99 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 179 countries is 23.00 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
Nigeria - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2022




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 23.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 75.37 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 37.99 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 23.69 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 82.45 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 686,440 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 120.9 2022 index points
 Precipitation 1,150 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 40.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,656 2022 kg per hectar
 Food production index 119.8 2022 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 112.9 2022 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 214,636.5 2021 sq. km
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