USA: Employment in agriculture, % of total employment: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 3.29 percent with a minumum of 1.43 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 8.3 percent in 1960. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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).