* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 179 countries was 23 percent. The highest value was in Burundi: 85.06 percent and the lowest value was in Singapore: 0.11 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Employment in agriculture, 2022 Global rank Available data
Burundi 85.06 1 1991 - 2022
Burkina Faso 74.21 2 1991 - 2022
Niger 70.89 3 1991 - 2022
C.A. Republic 70.84 4 1991 - 2022
Mozambique 70.13 5 1991 - 2022
Madagascar 70.07 6 1991 - 2022
Laos 69.57 7 1991 - 2022
Chad 69.15 8 1991 - 2022
Mali 67.98 9 1991 - 2022
Uganda 66.26 10 1991 - 2022
Tanzania 65.51 11 1991 - 2022
Eritrea 63.99 12 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 62.79 13 1991 - 2022
Malawi 62.14 14 1991 - 2022
Nepal 61.39 15 1991 - 2022
Guinea 60.34 16 1991 - 2022
Zambia 57.31 17 1991 - 2022
Angola 56.32 18 1991 - 2022
DR Congo 56.07 19 1991 - 2022
Rwanda 55.99 20 1991 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 55.53 21 1991 - 2022
Moldova 55.38 22 1991 - 2022
Zimbabwe 52.61 23 1991 - 2022
Armenia 52.42 24 1991 - 2022
G.-Bissau 50.3 25 1991 - 2022
Gambia 47.52 26 1991 - 2022
Afghanistan 46.59 27 1991 - 2022
Ivory Coast 45.58 28 1991 - 2022
Burma 45.54 29 1991 - 2022
Haiti 45.52 30 1991 - 2022
North Korea 44.64 31 1991 - 2022
Bhutan 43.96 32 1991 - 2022
Tajikistan 43.52 33 1991 - 2022
Sierra Leone 43.35 34 1991 - 2022
India 42.86 35 1991 - 2022
Vanuatu 42.35 36 1991 - 2022
Cameroon 42.2 37 1991 - 2022
Sudan 40.41 38 1991 - 2022
Georgia 39.91 39 1991 - 2022
Ghana 39.74 40 1991 - 2022
Liberia 39.28 41 1991 - 2022
Nigeria 37.99 42 1991 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 37.29 43 1991 - 2022
Bangladesh 36.86 44 1991 - 2022
Cambodia 36.64 45 1991 - 2022
Pakistan 36.43 46 1991 - 2022
Azerbaijan 35.62 47 1991 - 2022
Albania 34.93 48 1991 - 2022
Comoros 34.63 49 1991 - 2022
Vietnam 33.61 50 1991 - 2022
Mauritania 33.05 51 1991 - 2022
Kenya 32.63 52 1991 - 2022
R. of Congo 32.25 53 1991 - 2022
Ecuador 31.54 54 1991 - 2022
Togo 30.8 55 1991 - 2022
Morocco 30.75 56 1991 - 2022
Thailand 30.42 57 1991 - 2022
Lesotho 29.39 58 1991 - 2022
Gabon 29.3 59 1991 - 2022
Indonesia 29.28 60 1991 - 2022
Yemen 29.26 61 1991 - 2022
Fiji 28.8 62 1991 - 2022
Benin 28.39 63 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 27.7 64 1991 - 2022
Guatemala 27.14 65 1991 - 2022
Bolivia 27.02 66 1991 - 2022
Tonga 26.94 67 1991 - 2022
Sri Lanka 26.41 68 1991 - 2022
Mongolia 26.33 69 1991 - 2022
Somalia 25.92 70 1991 - 2022
Uzbekistan 25.9 71 1991 - 2022
Peru 25.7 72 1991 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 24.58 73 1991 - 2022
Honduras 24.22 74 1991 - 2022
Philippines 23.71 75 1991 - 2022
Turkmenistan 22.67 76 1991 - 2022
China 22.57 77 1991 - 2022
Namibia 21.56 78 1991 - 2022
Senegal 21.53 79 1991 - 2022
Samoa 20.14 80 1991 - 2022
South Africa 19.26 81 1991 - 2022
Egypt 18.66 82 1991 - 2022
Papua N.G. 18.48 83 1991 - 2022
Romania 18.01 84 1991 - 2022
Botswana 17.64 85 1991 - 2022
Paraguay 17.41 86 1991 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 17.15 87 1991 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 16.87 88 1991 - 2022
Belize 16.78 89 1991 - 2022
Turkey 16.66 90 1991 - 2022
Syria 15.5 91 1991 - 2022
Jamaica 15.3 92 1991 - 2022
Panama 15.3 93 1991 - 2022
Iran 15.09 94 1991 - 2022
El Salvador 14.97 95 1991 - 2022
Colombia 14.64 96 1991 - 2022
Tunisia 14.01 97 1991 - 2022
Serbia 13.57 98 1991 - 2022
Swaziland 13.45 99 1991 - 2022
Costa Rica 13.41 100 1991 - 2022
Kazakhstan 12.86 101 1991 - 2022
Mexico 12.64 102 1991 - 2022
Guyana 11.86 103 1991 - 2022
Venezuela 11.53 104 1991 - 2022
Greece 11.16 105 1991 - 2022
Belarus 10.63 106 1991 - 2022
Saint Lucia 10.53 107 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 10.14 108 1991 - 2022
Malaysia 10 109 1991 - 2022
Algeria 9.74 110 1991 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 9.71 111 1991 - 2022
North Macedonia 9.7 112 1991 - 2022
Libya 9.21 113 1991 - 2022
Brazil 8.73 114 1991 - 2022
Uruguay 8.38 115 1991 - 2022
Iraq 8.37 116 1991 - 2022
Poland 8.25 117 1991 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 7.71 118 1991 - 2022
Suriname 7.54 119 1991 - 2022
Maldives 7.32 120 1991 - 2022
Argentina 7.21 121 1991 - 2022
Montenegro 7.16 122 1991 - 2022
Latvia 6.79 123 1991 - 2022
Bulgaria 6.45 124 1991 - 2022
Chile 6.32 125 1991 - 2022
Palestine 6.22 126 1991 - 2022
Oman 6.07 127 1991 - 2022
New Zealand 6.02 128 1991 - 2022
Croatia 5.9 129 1991 - 2022
Russia 5.66 130 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 5.46 131 1991 - 2022
South Korea 5.43 132 1991 - 2022
Mauritius 5.15 133 1991 - 2022
Portugal 5.04 134 1991 - 2022
Hungary 4.36 135 1991 - 2022
Slovenia 4.31 136 1991 - 2022
Iceland 4.1 137 1991 - 2022
Ireland 4 138 1991 - 2022
Spain 3.8 139 1991 - 2022
Italy 3.79 140 1991 - 2022
Finland 3.76 141 1991 - 2022
Austria 3.54 142 1991 - 2022
Lebanon 3.52 143 1991 - 2022
Jordan 3.18 144 1991 - 2022
Japan 3.1 145 1991 - 2022
Bahamas 3.04 146 1991 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 3.01 147 1991 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 2.88 148 1991 - 2022
Barbados 2.72 149 1991 - 2022
Estonia 2.6 150 1991 - 2022
France 2.59 151 1991 - 2022
Slovakia 2.54 152 1991 - 2022
Czechia 2.53 153 1991 - 2022
Cyprus 2.37 154 1991 - 2022
Switzerland 2.31 155 1991 - 2022
Australia 2.2 156 1991 - 2022
Norway 2.2 157 1991 - 2022
Denmark 2.12 158 1991 - 2022
Kuwait 1.95 159 1991 - 2022
Netherlands 1.91 160 1991 - 2022
Sweden 1.86 161 1991 - 2022
N. Caledonia 1.82 162 1991 - 2022
USA 1.62 163 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 1.39 164 1991 - 2022
Brunei 1.38 165 1991 - 2022
Qatar 1.3 166 1991 - 2022
Canada 1.29 167 1991 - 2022
Puerto Rico 1.26 168 1991 - 2022
Germany 1.24 169 1991 - 2022
Djibouti 1.16 170 1991 - 2022
Luxembourg 1.07 171 1991 - 2022
UK 1 172 1991 - 2022
Belgium 0.91 173 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 0.9 174 1991 - 2022
Malta 0.81 175 1991 - 2022
Israel 0.77 176 1991 - 2022
Macao 0.51 177 1991 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.21 178 1991 - 2022
Singapore 0.11 179 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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85.06
74.21
70.89
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70.07
69.57
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66.26
65.51
63.99
62.79
62.14
61.39
60.34
57.31
56.32
56.07
55.99
55.53
55.38
52.61
52.42
50.30
47.52
46.59
45.58
45.54
45.52
44.64
43.96
43.52
43.35
42.86
42.35
42.20
40.41
39.91
39.74
39.28
37.99
37.29
36.86
36.64
36.43
35.62
34.93
34.63
33.61
33.05
32.63
32.25
31.54
30.80
30.75
30.42
29.39
29.30
29.28
29.26
28.80
28.39
27.70
27.14
27.02
26.94
26.41
26.33
25.92
25.90
25.70
24.58
24.22
23.71
22.67
22.57
21.56
21.53
20.14
19.26
18.66
18.48
18.01
17.64
17.41
17.15
16.87
16.78
16.66
15.50
15.30
15.30
15.09
14.97
14.64
14.01
13.57
13.45
13.41
12.86
12.64
11.86
11.53
11.16
10.63
10.53
10.14
10.00
9.74
9.71
9.70
9.21
8.73
8.38
8.37
8.25
7.71
7.54
7.32
7.21
7.16
6.79
6.45
6.32
6.22
6.07
6.02
5.90
5.66
5.46
5.43
5.15
5.04
4.36
4.31
4.10
4.00
3.80
3.79
3.76
3.54
3.52
3.18
3.10
3.04
3.01
2.88
2.72
2.60
2.59
2.54
2.53
2.37
2.31
2.20
2.20
2.12
1.95
1.91
1.86
1.82
1.62
1.39
1.38
1.30
1.29
1.26
1.24
1.16
1.07
1.00
0.91
0.90
0.81
0.77
0.51
0.21
0.11
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42.5
63.8
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