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Which Country Has the Most Workers in Agriculture?

Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2019
Labour | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2019, Burundi ranked the highest in Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) with 92.0% followed by Somalia and Central African Republic. On the other end of the scale was Argentina with 0.092%, Hong Kong with 0.171% and Macao with 0.377%.

Average Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) reached 26.9% in 2019 in the World. This is 1.33 % more than in the previous year and -25.4 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Employment In Agriculture (As % of Total Workforce) reached an all time high of 43.7% in 1991 and an all time low of 26.5% in 2020. The average annual growth amounted to -1.54 % 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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Burundi % 91.9% 92.0% 92.0% 92.0% 92.0%
Central African Republic % 78.8% 78.5% 78.2% 77.9% 77.6%
Chad % 77.2% 77.0% 77.0% 77.0% 76.7%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 67.6% 67.0% 66.7% 66.3% 65.8%
Ethiopia % 70.1% 69.1% 68.2% 67.3% 66.7%
Guinea Bissau % 70.1% 69.7% 69.3% 68.9% 68.5%
Madagascar % 67.1% 66.4% 65.8% 65.2% 64.7%
Mali % 66.7% 62.3% 64.9% 64.0% 63.0%
Mozambique % 73.1% 72.1% 71.6% 71.1% 70.6%
Nepal % 67.8% 67.3% 67.0% 66.2% 65.6%
Niger % 76.1% 75.9% 75.7% 75.5% 75.3%
Somalia % 83.5% 83.4% 83.3% 83.3% 83.2%
Tanzania % 68.1% 67.5% 66.9% 66.3% 65.8%
Uganda % 72.6% 72.6% 72.8% 73.1% 72.9%
Zimbabwe % 67.3% 67.2% 67.1% 66.8% 66.3%