Zambia: Employment in agriculture

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Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 57.31
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 66.83
 Min - Max 57.31 - 72.81
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Zambia during that period was 66.83 percent with a minimum of 57.31 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 72.81 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2022 is 57.31 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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Zambia - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Zambia - 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 60.0 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 32.07 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 57.31 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 3.09 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.90 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 238,390 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 134.1 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,020 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 5.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,525 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 128.9 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 63.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 112.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, 446,258.1 2021 sq. km
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