Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Note: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
Aruba most employment is in wholesale and retail trade and repair, followed by hotels and restaurants; oil refining
Cocos (Keeling) Islands the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others
European Union the remainder is in miscellaneous public and private sector industries and services
Federated States of Micronesia 0.9% two-thirds are government employees, 34.4%, 64.7%
Holy See (Vatican City) essentially services with a small amount of industry; nearly all dignitaries, priests, nuns, guards, and the approximately 3,000 lay workers live outside the Vatican
Hong Kong above data exclude public sector
Nauru employed in mining phosphates, public administration, education, and transportation
Niue most work on family plantations; paid work exists only in government service, small industry, and the Niue Development Board
Pitcairn Islands no business community in the usual sense; some public works; subsistence farming and fishing
Sao Tome and Principe population mainly engaged in subsistence agriculture and fishing; shortages of skilled workers
Serbia and Montenegro excluding Kosovo and Montenegro
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)
United States figures exclude the unemployed
Yemen most people are employed in agriculture and herding; services, construction, industry, and commerce account for less than one-fourth of the labor force


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