North Korea: Employment in agriculture

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 North Korea

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 43.51
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 49.04
 Min - Max 43.51 - 52.93
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1991 to 2021. The average value for North Korea during that period was 49.04 percent with a minimum of 43.51 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 52.93 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2021 is 43.51 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
North Korea - Employment in agriculture - recent values

Historical chart
North Korea - 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 49.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 21.55 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 43.51 2021 percent
 Agricultural land 25,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 92.3 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,054 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 19.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,388 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 92.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 94.7 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 60,088.6 2021 sq. km
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