Which Country Has the Most Workers in Services?

Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2018
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, Luxembourg ranked the highest in Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) with 88.1% followed by Hong Kong and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Burundi with 5.96%, Chad with 15.3% and Niger with 16.0%.

Average Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) reached 48.8% in 2018 in the World. This is 29.1 % more than in the previous year and 11.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) reached an all time high of 48.8% in 2018 and an all time low of 34.6% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 1.12 % since 1962.

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

Employment In Services (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
Bahamas % 80.9% 81.1% 81.0% 81.3% 81.3%
Brunei % 80.2% 80.5% 80.8% 81.5% 82.2%
Cyprus % 76.9% 79.3% 79.1% 79.8% 79.3%
Denmark % 77.7% 78.0% 78.3% 78.2% 78.8%
Hong Kong % 87.8% 87.7% 87.7% 88.0% 88.0%
Israel % 80.6% 80.8% 81.1% 81.3% 81.4%
Luxembourg % 86.0% 86.4% 87.6% 86.4% 86.9%
Macao % 80.2% 80.3% 80.4% 80.3% 80.5%
Malta % 76.7% 76.9% 77.7% 78.6% 78.9%
Netherlands % 80.1% 81.4% 81.5% 81.2% 81.3%
Puerto Rico % 80.8% 81.0% 81.1% 81.2% 81.3%
Singapore % 79.5% 80.1% 82.3% 82.7% 82.7%
Sweden % 78.3% 78.8% 79.4% 79.7% 79.9%
USA % 78.9% 78.7% 78.7% 78.7% 78.8%
United Kingdom % 79.7% 80.1% 79.8% 80.2% 80.4%