Nigeria: Employment in agriculture

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Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 35.21
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 44.03
 Min - Max 35.21 - 51.66
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 44.03 percent with a minimum of 35.21 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 51.66 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 35.21 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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Nigeria - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - 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 23.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 75.37 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 35.21 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 23.69 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 111.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 686,440 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 109.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,150 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 40.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,637 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 108.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 101.4 2021 index points
 Forest area, 214,636.5 2021 sq. km
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