Labor > Labor force > By occupation: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
Afghanistan agriculture 80%, industry 10%, services 10%
Albania agriculture 57%, non-agricultural private sector 20%, public sector 23%
Algeria agriculture 14%, industry 13.4%, construction and public works 10%, trade 14.6%, government 32%, other 16%
American Samoa tuna canneries 34%, government 33%, other 33%
Andorra agriculture 1%, industry 21%, services 78%
Angola agriculture 85%, industry and services 15%
Anguilla agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining 4%, manufacturing 3%, construction 18%, transportation and utilities 10%, commerce 36%, services 29%
Argentina agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Armenia agriculture 45%, industry 25%, services 30%
Aruba most employment is in wholesale and retail trade and repair, followed by hotels and restaurants; oil refining
Australia agriculture 3.7%, industry 26.4%, services 70%
Austria agriculture and forestry 4%, industry and crafts 29%, services 67%
Azerbaijan agriculture and forestry 41%, industry 7%, services 52%
Bahrain agriculture 1%, industry, commerce, and services 79%, government 20%
Bangladesh agriculture 63%, services 26%, industry 11% (FY 95/96)
Barbados agriculture 10%, industry 15%, services 75%
Belarus agriculture 14%, industry 34.7%, services 51.3%
Belgium agriculture 1.3%, industry 24.5%, services 74.2%
Belize agriculture 27%, industry 18%, services 55%
Bermuda agriculture and fishing 3%, laborers 17%, clerical 19%, professional and technical 21%, administrative and managerial 15%, sales 7%, services 19%
Bhutan agriculture 93%, industry and commerce 2%, services 5%
Bolivia agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Bosnia and Herzegovina agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Brazil agriculture 20%, industry 14%, services 66%
British Virgin Islands agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Brunei agriculture, forestry, and fishing 10%, production of oil, natural gas, services, and construction 42%, government 48%
Bulgaria agriculture 26%, industry 31%, services 43%
Burkina Faso agriculture 90%
Burma agriculture 70%, industry 7%, services 23%
Burundi agriculture 93.6%, industry 2.3%, services 4.1%
Cambodia agriculture 75%
Cameroon agriculture 70%, industry and commerce 13%, other 17%
Canada agriculture 2%, manufacturing 13%, construction 6%, services 76%, other 3%
Cayman Islands agriculture 1.4%, industry 12.6%, services 86%
Chad agriculture more than 80% (subsistence farming, herding, and fishing)
Chile agriculture 13.6%, industry 23.4%, services 63%
China agriculture 49%, industry 22%, services 29%
Christmas Island tourism 400 people, mining 100 people
Cocos (Keeling) Islands the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others
Colombia agriculture 22.7%, industry 18.7%, services 58.5%
Comoros agriculture 80%
Cook Islands agriculture 29%, industry 15%, services 56%; note: shortage of skilled labor
Costa Rica agriculture 20%, industry 22%, services 58%
Croatia agriculture 2.7%, industry 32.8%, services 64.5%
Cuba agriculture 21.2%, industry 14.4%, services 64.4%
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: services 75.6%, industry 19.4%, agriculture 4.9% (2003); north Cyprus: services 68.9%, industry 20.5%, agriculture 10.6%
Czech Republic agriculture 4%, industry 38%, services 58%
Denmark agriculture 4%, industry 17%, services 79%
Dominica agriculture 40%, industry and commerce 32%, services 28%
Dominican Republic agriculture 17%, industry 24.3%, services and government 58.7%
Ecuador agriculture 8%, industry 24%, services 68%
Egypt agriculture 32%, industry 17%, services 51%
El Salvador agriculture 17.1%, industry 17.1%, services 65.8%
Eritrea agriculture 80%, industry and services 20%
Estonia agriculture 11%, industry 20%, services 69%
European Union agriculture 4.5%, industry 27.4%, services 66.9%; note: the remainder is in miscellaneous public and private sector industries and services
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) agriculture 95% (mostly sheepherding and fishing)
Faroe Islands fishing, fish processing, and manufacturing 33%, construction and private services 33%, public services 34%
Federated States of Micronesia two-thirds are government employees
Fiji agriculture, including subsistence agriculture 70%
Finland agriculture and forestry 4.4%, industry 18.6%, construction 6%, commerce 16.3%, finance, insurance, and business services 13.9%, transport and communications 7.6%, public services 33.2%
France agriculture 4.1%, industry 24.4%, services 71.5%
French Polynesia agriculture 13%, industry 19%, services 68%
Gabon agriculture 60%, industry 15%, services 25%
Gaza Strip agriculture 11.9%, industry 18%, services 70.1%
Georgia agriculture 40%, industry 20%, services 40%
Germany agriculture 2.8%, industry 33.4%, services 63.8%
Ghana agriculture 60%, industry 15%, services 25%
Gibraltar agriculture negligible, industry 40%, services 60%
Greece agriculture 12%, industry 20%, services 68%
Grenada agriculture 24%, industry 14%, services 62%
Guam private 74% (industry 10%, trade 24%, other services 40%), federal and territorial government 26%
Guatemala agriculture 50%, industry 15%, services 35%
Guinea agriculture 80%, industry and services 20%
Guinea-Bissau agriculture 82%
Guyana agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Haiti agriculture 66%, industry 9%, services 25%
Holy See (Vatican City) essentially services with a small amount of industry; note - dignitaries, priests, nuns, guards, and 3,000 lay workers live outside the Vatican
Honduras agriculture 34%, industry 21%, services 45%
Hong Kong manufacturing 7.5%, construction 2.9%, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and hotels 43.9%, financing, insurance, and real estate 19.6%, transport and communications 7.1%, community and social services 18.8%; note: above data exclude public sector
Hungary agriculture 6.2%, industry 27.1%, services 66.7%
Iceland agriculture, fishing and fish processing 10.3%, industry 18.3%, services 71.4%
India agriculture 60%, industry 17%, services 23%
Indonesia agriculture 45%, industry 16%, services 39%
Iran agriculture 30%, industry 25%, services 45%
Iraq agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Ireland agriculture 8%, industry 29%, services 64%
Israel agriculture 18.5%, industry 23.7%, services 50%, other 7.8%
Italy agriculture 5%, industry 32%, services 63%
Jamaica agriculture 20.1%, industry 16.6%, services 63.4%
Japan agriculture 4.6%, industry 27.8%, services 67.7%
Jordan agriculture 5%, industry 12.5%, services 82.5%
Kazakhstan agriculture 20%, industry 30%, services 50%
Kenya agriculture 75%
Kiribati 2.70213%, 32%, 65.3%
Kuwait agriculture NA, industries NA, services NA
Kyrgyzstan agriculture 55%, industry 15%, services 30%
Laos agriculture 80%
Latvia agriculture 15%, industry 25%, services 60%
Lebanon agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Lesotho 86% of resident population engaged in subsistence agriculture; roughly 35% of the active male wage earners work in South Africa
Liberia agriculture 70%, industry 8%, services 22%
Libya agriculture 17%, industry 29%, services 54%
Liechtenstein agriculture 1.3%, industry 47.4%, services 51.3%
Lithuania agriculture 20%, industry 30%, services 50%
Luxembourg agriculture 1%, industry 13%, services 86%
Macau manufacturing 11.1%, construction 11.7%, transport and communications 6.3%, wholesale and retail trade 13.7%, restaurants and hotels 11.3%, gambling 19.8%, public sector 7.7%, financial services 2.6%, other services and agriculture 15.7%
Malawi agriculture 90%
Malaysia agriculture 14.5%, industry 36%, services 49.5%
Maldives agriculture 22%, industry 18%, services 60%
Mali agriculture and fishing 80%
Malta agriculture 5%, industry 24%, services 71%
Marshall Islands agriculture 21.4%, industry 20.9%, services 57.7%
Martinique agriculture 10%, industry 17%, services 73%
Mauritania agriculture 50%, industry 10%, services 40%
Mauritius agriculture and fishing 14%, construction and industry 36%, transportation and communication 7%, trade, restaurants, hotels 16%, finance 3%, other services 24%
Mexico agriculture 18%, industry 24%, services 58%
Moldova agriculture 40%, industry 14%, services 46%
Mongolia herding/agriculture 42%, mining 4%, manufacturing 6%, trade 14%, services 29%, public sector 5%
Montserrat agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Morocco agriculture 40%, industry 15%, services 45%
Mozambique agriculture 81%, industry 6%, services 13%
Namibia agriculture 47%, industry 20%, services 33%
Nauru employed in mining phosphates, public administration, education, and transportation
Nepal agriculture 81%, industry 3%, services 16%
Netherlands agriculture 4%, industry 23%, services 73%
Netherlands Antilles agriculture 1%, industry 13%, services 86%
New Caledonia agriculture 7%, industry 23%, services 70%
New Zealand agriculture 10%, industry 25%, services 65%
Nicaragua agriculture 30.5%, industry 17.3%, services 52.2%
Niger agriculture 90%, industry and commerce 6%, government 4%
Nigeria agriculture 70%, industry 10%, services 20%
Niue most work on family plantations; paid work exists only in government service, small industry, and the Niue Development Board
Norfolk Island tourism 90%, subsistence agriculture 10%
North Korea agricultural 36%, nonagricultural 64%
Norway agriculture, forestry, and fishing 4%, industry 22%, services 74%
Oman agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Pakistan agriculture 42%, industry 20%, services 38%
Palau agriculture 20%, industry NA, services NA
Panama agriculture 20.8%, industry 18%, services 61.2%
Papua New Guinea agriculture 85%, industry NA, services NA
Paraguay agriculture 45%
Peru agriculture 5.9%, mining and quarrying 0.4%, manufacturing 12.6%, construction 5.3%, commerce 26.3%, household work 4.9%, other services 44.6%
Philippines agriculture 36%, industry 16%, services 48%
Pitcairn Islands no business community in the usual sense; some public works; subsistence farming and fishing
Poland agriculture 16.1%, industry 29%, services 54.9%
Portugal agriculture 10%, industry 30%, services 60%
Puerto Rico agriculture 3%, industry 20%, services 77%
Reunion agriculture 13%, industry 12%, services 75%
Romania agriculture 31.6%, industry 30.7%, services 37.7%
Russia agriculture 10.3%, industry 21.4%, services 68.3%
Rwanda agriculture 90%
Saint Lucia agriculture 21.7%, industry, commerce, and manufacturing 24.7%, services 53.6%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon fishing 18%, industry (mainly fish-processing) 41%, services 41%
San Marino agriculture 1%, industry 42%, services 57%
Sao Tome and Principe population mainly engaged in subsistence agriculture and fishing; note: shortages of skilled workers
Saudi Arabia agriculture 12%, industry 25%, services 63%
Senegal agriculture 77%
Serbia and Montenegro agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Sierra Leone agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Singapore manufacturing 21%, construction 5%, transportation and communication 7%, financial, business, and other services 42%, other 25%
Slovakia agriculture 5.8%, industry 29.3%, construction 9%, services 55.9%
Slovenia agriculture 6%, industry 40%, services 55%
Solomon Islands agriculture 75%, industry 5%, services 20%
Somalia agriculture (mostly pastoral nomadism) 71%, industry and services 29%
South Africa agriculture 30%, industry 25%, services 45%
South Korea agriculture 8%, industry 19%, services 73%
Spain agriculture 5.3%, manufacturing, mining, and construction 30.1%, services 64.6%
Sri Lanka agriculture 38%, industry 17%, services 45%
Sudan agriculture 80%, industry and commerce 7%, government 13%
Suriname agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Sweden agriculture 2%, industry 24%, services 74%
Switzerland agriculture 4.6%, industry 26.3%, services 69.1%
Syria agriculture, industry, services NA
Taiwan agriculture 6%, industry 35.8%, services 58.2%
Tajikistan agriculture 67.2%, industry 7.5%, services 25.3%
Tanzania agriculture 80%, industry and services 20%
Thailand agriculture 49%, industry 14%, services 37%
The Bahamas agriculture 5%, industry 5%, tourism 50%, other services 40%
The Gambia agriculture 75%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 6%
Togo agriculture 65%, industry 5%, services 30%
Tonga agriculture 65%
Trinidad and Tobago agriculture 4%, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying 12.9%, construction and utilities 17.5%, services 65.6%
Tunisia services 55%, industry 23%, agriculture 22%
Turkey agriculture 35.9%, industry 22.8%, services 41.2% (3rd quarter, 2004)
Turkmenistan agriculture 48.2%, industry 13.8%, services 37%
Turks and Caicos Islands about 33% in government and 20% in agriculture and fishing; significant numbers in tourism, financial, and other services
Tuvalu people make a living mainly through exploitation of the sea, reefs, and atolls and from wages sent home by those abroad (mostly workers in the phosphate industry and sailors)
Uganda agriculture 82%, industry 5%, services 13%
Ukraine agriculture 24%, industry 32%, services 44%
United Arab Emirates agriculture 7%, industry 15%, services 78%
United Kingdom agriculture 1.5%, industry 19.1%, services 79.5%
United States farming, forestry, and fishing 0.7%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.9%, managerial, professional, and technical 34.9%, sales and office 25%, other services 16.5%; note: figures exclude the unemployed
Uruguay agriculture 14%, industry 16%, services 70%
Uzbekistan agriculture 44%, industry 20%, services 36%
Vanuatu agriculture 65%, industry 5%, services 30%
Venezuela agriculture 13%, industry 23%, services 64%
Vietnam agriculture 63%, industry and services 37%
Virgin Islands agriculture 1%, industry 19%, services 80%
Wallis and Futuna agriculture, livestock, and fishing 80%, government 4%
West Bank agriculture 18.4%, industry 24%, services 57.6%
Western Sahara animal husbandry and subsistence farming 50%
Yemen most people are employed in agriculture and herding; services, construction, industry, and commerce account for less than one-fourth of the labor force
Zambia agriculture 85%, industry 6%, services 9%
Zimbabwe agriculture 66%, industry 10%, services 24%


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Agriculture 188
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Note 15
Services 163

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