Which Country Has the Most Workers in Agriculture?

Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2018
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, Burundi ranked the highest in Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) with 92.0% followed by Chad and Niger. On the other end of the scale was Argentina with 0.058%, Hong Kong with 0.206% and Singapore with 0.465%.

Average Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) reached 28.3% in 2018 in the World. This is 54.6 % less than in the previous year and -21.7 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) reached an all time high of 43.8% in 1991 and an all time low of 28.3% in 2018. The average annual growth amounted to -1.47 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) indicator page.

Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Burundi % 91.5% 91.6% 91.4% 91.6% 91.8%
Central African Republic % 69.8% 74.0% 73.8% 73.6% 73.3%
Chad % 81.6% 81.2% 80.8% 80.9% 81.3%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 70.7% 70.2% 69.7% 69.0% 68.9%
Guinea Bissau % 69.5% 69.1% 69.1% 69.0% 68.5%
Laos % 70.7% 70.0% 69.5% 69.0% 68.7%
Madagascar % 68.9% 69.2% 68.9% 68.8% 68.6%
Malawi % 72.9% 72.6% 72.4% 72.3% 72.2%
Mozambique % 74.9% 73.9% 73.0% 72.1% 72.0%
Nepal % 72.3% 71.9% 71.3% 71.0% 71.1%
Niger % 77.0% 76.6% 76.3% 76.2% 76.2%
Papua New Guinea % 69.6% 69.2% 68.5% 68.1% 68.0%
Somalia % 72.4% 72.5% 72.7% 72.6% 72.5%
Uganda % 66.1% 71.9% 71.7% 71.3% 71.4%
Zimbabwe % 65.5% 66.1% 67.3% 67.1% 67.2%