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Which Country Has the Most Workers in Services?

Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2020
Labour | December 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2020, Macao ranked the highest in Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) with 90.1% followed by Hong Kong and Luxembourg. On the other end of the scale was Burundi with 6.54%, Somalia with 13.4% and Central African Republic with 17.5%.

Average Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) reached 50.4% in 2020 in the World. This is 0.401 % more than in the previous year and 12.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) reached an all time high of 50.6% in 2019 and an all time low of 34.4% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 1.15 % 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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bahamas % 82.1% 82.6% 82.8% 82.8% 83.2%
Brunei % 80.8% 81.3% 82.0% 82.5% 79.5%
Cyprus % 79.1% 79.8% 79.3% 80.4% 81.2%
Denmark % 78.2% 78.1% 78.6% 78.9% 78.9%
Hong Kong % 87.8% 87.9% 88.0% 88.3% 88.5%
Iceland % 77.0% 77.9% 78.7% 78.8% 79.2%
Israel % 81.2% 81.4% 81.5% 81.6% 81.8%
Luxembourg % 87.6% 86.4% 86.9% 87.8% 87.2%
Macao % 83.9% 83.8% 85.9% 89.0% 89.6%
Malta % 78.0% 78.5% 79.0% 79.2% 80.4%
Netherlands % 81.5% 81.3% 81.3% 81.2% 81.7%
Puerto Rico % 82.3% 82.6% 82.9% 83.2% 83.5%
Singapore % 82.2% 82.5% 83.1% 83.5% 83.9%
Sweden % 79.4% 79.7% 79.9% 80.0% 80.1%
United Kingdom % 79.8% 80.2% 80.4% 80.6% 80.8%