* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment in Latin America:

The average for 2019 based on 20 countries was 17.1 percent.The highest value was in Guatemala: 31.3 percent and the lowest value was in Argentina: 0.06 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
31.30
30.60
30.54
29.74
29.49
29.03
27.37
18.72
16.29
15.77
14.41
12.48
11.97
9.08
8.98
8.78
8.41
7.86
1.09
0.06
0
7.8
15.7
23.5
31.3



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).
Employment in agriculture around the world
Employment in agriculture in Europe
Employment in agriculture in Asia
Employment in agriculture in Africa
Employment in agriculture in North America
Employment in agriculture in South America
Employment in agriculture in Australia
Employment in agriculture in the European union
Employment in agriculture in Sub Sahara Africa
Employment in agriculture in MENA
Employment in agriculture in South East Asia


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