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Country
Labor force - by occupation (%)
Afghanistan agriculture 80%, industry 10%, services 10% (2004 est.)
Albania agriculture 57%, non-agricultural private sector 20%, public sector 23% (2003 est.)
Algeria agriculture 14%, industry 13.4%, construction and public works 10%, trade 14.6%, government 32%, other 16% (2003 est.)
American Samoa tuna canneries 34%, government 33%, other 33% (1990)
Andorra agriculture 1%, industry 21%, services 78% (2000 est.)
Angola agriculture 85%, industry and services 15% (2003 est.)
Anguilla agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining 4%, manufacturing 3%, construction 18%, transportation and utilities 10%, commerce 36%, services 29% (2000 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda agriculture 7%, industry 11%, services 82% (1983)
Argentina agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Armenia agriculture 45%, industry 25%, services 30% (2002 est.)
Aruba most employment is in wholesale and retail trade and repair, followed by hotels and restaurants; oil refining
Australia agriculture 5%, industry 22%, services 73% (1997 est.)
Austria agriculture and forestry 4%, industry and crafts 29%, services 67% (2001 est.)
Azerbaijan agriculture and forestry 41%, industry 7%, services 52% (2001)
Bahamas, The agriculture 5%, industry 5%, tourism 50%, other services 40% (1999 est.)
Bahrain agriculture 1%, industry, commerce, and services 79%, government 20% (1997 est.)
Bangladesh agriculture 63%, industry 11%, services 26% (FY95/96)
Barbados agriculture 10%, industry 15%, services 75% (1996 est.)
Belarus NA
Belgium agriculture 1.3%, industry 24.5%, services 74.2% (2003 est.)
Belize agriculture 27%, industry 18%, services 55% (2001 est.)
Bermuda agriculture and fishing 3%, laborers 17%, clerical 22%, professional and technical 17%, administrative and managerial 13%, sales 8%, services 20% (2000 est.)
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
Botswana NA
Brazil agriculture 23%, industry 24%, services 53%
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% (1999 est.)
Bulgaria agriculture 26%, industry 31%, services 43% (1998 est.)
Burkina Faso agriculture 90% (2000 est.)
Burma agriculture 70%, industry 7%, services 23% (2001 est.)
Burundi agriculture 93.6%, industry 2.3%, services 4.1% (2002 est.)
Cambodia agriculture 75% (2003 est.)
Cameroon agriculture 70%, industry and commerce 13%, other 17%
Canada agriculture 3%, manufacturing 15%, construction 5%, services 74%, other 3% (2000)
Cayman Islands agriculture 1.4%, industry 12.6%, services 86% (1995)
Chad agriculture more than 80% (subsistence farming, herding, and fishing)
Chile agriculture 13.6%, industry 23.4%, services 63% (2003 est.)
China agriculture 50%, industry 22%, services 28% (2001 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others
Colombia agriculture 30%, industry 24%, services 46% (1990)
Comoros agriculture 80%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the NA
Cook Islands agriculture 29%, industry 15%, services 56%
note: shortage of skilled labor (1995)
Costa Rica agriculture 20%, industry 22%, services 58% (1999 est.)
Croatia agriculture 13.2%, industry 25.4%, services 46.4% (2002)
Cuba agriculture 24%, industry 25%, services 51% (1999)
Cyprus Greek Cypriot area: services 75.6%, industry 19.4%, agriculture 4.9% (2003); Turkish Cypriot area: services 68.9%, industry 20.5%, agriculture 10.6% (2003)
Czech Republic agriculture 5%, industry 35%, services 60% (2001 est.)
Denmark agriculture 4%, industry 17%, services 79% (2002 est.)
Djibouti NA
Dominica agriculture 40%, industry and commerce 32%, services 28%
Dominican Republic agriculture 17%, industry 24.3%, services and government 58.7% (1998 est.)
East Timor NA
Ecuador agriculture 30%, industry 25%, services 45% (2001 est.)
Egypt agriculture 32%, industry 17%, services 51% (2001 est.)
El Salvador agriculture 30%, industry 15%, services 55% (1999 est.)
Eritrea agriculture 80%, industry and services 20%
Estonia agriculture 11%, industry 20%, services 69% (1999 est.)
Ethiopia agriculture and animal husbandry 80%, industry and construction 8%, government and services 12% (1985)
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%
Fiji agriculture, including subsistence agriculture 70% (2001 est.)
Finland agriculture and forestry 8%, industry 22%, construction 6%, commerce 14%, finance, insurance, and business services 10%, transport and communications 8%, public services 32%
France agriculture 4.1%, industry 24.4%, services 71.5% (1999)
French Guiana agriculture 18.2%, industry 21.2%, services, government, and commerce 60.6% (1980)
French Polynesia agriculture 13%, industry 19%, services 68% (1997)
Gabon agriculture 60%, industry 15%, services 25%
Gambia, The agriculture 75%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 6%
Gaza Strip agriculture 13%, industry 21%, services 66% (1996)
Georgia agriculture 40%, industry 20%, services 40% (1999 est.)
Germany agriculture 2.8%, industry 33.4%, services 63.8% (1999)
Ghana agriculture 60%, industry 15%, services 25% (1999 est.)
Gibraltar agriculture negligible, industry 40%, services 60%
Greece agriculture 20%, industry 20%, services 60% (2000 est.)
Grenada agriculture 24%, industry 14%, services 62% (1999 est.)
Guadeloupe NA
Guam private 74% (industry 10%, trade 24%, other services 40%), federal and territorial government 26% (2000 est.)
Guatemala agriculture 50%, industry 15%, services 35% (1999 est.)
Guinea agriculture 80%, industry and services 20% (2000 est.)
Guinea-Bissau agriculture 82% (2000 est.)
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% (2001 est.)
Hong Kong manufacturing 8.2%, construction 2.9%, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and hotels 43.5%, financing, insurance, and real estate 19.5%, transport and communications 7.8%, community and social services 17.8% (Note: above data exclude public sector) (2002 est.)
Hungary agriculture 8%, industry 27%, services 65% (1996)
Iceland agriculture 5.1%, fishing and fish processing 11.8%, manufacturing 12.9%, construction 10.7%, services 59.5% (1999)
India agriculture 60%, industry 17%, services 23% (1999)
Indonesia agriculture 45%, industry 16%, services 39% (1999 est.)
Iran agriculture 30%, industry 25%, services 45% (2001 est.)
Iraq agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Ireland agriculture 8%, industry 29%, services 64% (2002 est.)
Israel agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2.6%, manufacturing 20.2%, construction 7.5%, commerce 12.8%, transport, storage, and communications 6.2%, finance and business 13.1%, personal and other services 6.4%, public services 31.2% (1996)
Italy agriculture 5%, industry 32%, services 63% (2001)
Jamaica agriculture 21%, industry 19%, services 60% (1998)
Japan agriculture 5%, industry 25%, services 70% (2002 est.)
Jordan agriculture 5%, industry 12.5%, services 82.5% (2001 est.)
Kazakhstan agriculture 20%, industry 30%, services 50% (2002 est.)
Kenya agriculture 75% (2003 est.)
Korea, North agricultural 36%, nonagricultural 64%
Korea, South agriculture 8.8%, industry 19.1%, services 72.1% (2001)
Kuwait agriculture NA, industries NA, services NA
Kyrgyzstan agriculture 55%, industry 15%, services 30% (2000 est.)
Laos agriculture 80% (1997 est.)
Latvia agriculture 15%, industry 25%, services 60% (2000 est.)
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% (2000 est.)
Libya agriculture 17%, industry 29%, services 54% (1997 est.)
Liechtenstein agriculture 1.3%, industry 47.4%, services 51.3% (31 December 2001 est.)
Lithuania agriculture 20%, industry 30%, services 50% (1997 est.)
Luxembourg agriculture 1.9%, industry 8%, services 90.1% (1999 est.)
Macau manufacturing 20%, construction 7%, transport and communications 6%, wholesale and retail trade 15%, restaurants and hotels 12%, gambling 7%, public sector 8%, other services and agriculture 25% (2002 est.)
Macedonia agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Malawi agriculture 90% (2003 est.)
Malaysia agriculture 14.5%, industry 36%, services 49.5% (2000 est.)
Maldives agriculture 22%, industry 18%, services 60% (1995)
Mali agriculture and fishing 80% (2001 est.)
Malta agriculture 5%, industry 24%, services 71% (1999 est.)
Man, Isle of agriculture, forestry and fishing 3%, manufacturing 11%, construction 10%, transport and communication 8%, wholesale and retail distribution 11%, professional and scientific services 18%, public administration 6%, banking and finance 18%, tourism 2%, entertainment and catering 3%, miscellaneous services 10%
Marshall Islands agriculture 21.4%, industry 20.9%, services 57.7%
Martinique agriculture 10%, industry 17%, services 73% (1997)
Mauritania agriculture 50%, industry 10%, services 40% (2001 est.)
Mauritius agriculture and fishing 14%, construction and industry 36%, transportation and communication 7%, trade, restaurants, hotels 16%, finance 3%, other services 24% (1995)
Mexico agriculture 18%, industry 24%, services 58% (2003)
Micronesia, Federated States of two-thirds are government employees
Moldova agriculture 40%, industry 14%, services 46% (1998)
Mongolia herding/agriculture 46%, manufacturing 6%, trade 10.3%, public sector 4.7%, other/unemployed 33% (2001)
Montserrat agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Morocco agriculture 40%, industry 15%, services 45% (2003 est.)
Mozambique agriculture 81%, industry 6%, services 13% (1997 est.)
Namibia agriculture 47%, industry 20%, services 33% (1999 est.)
Nauru employed in mining phosphates, public administration, education, and transportation
Nepal agriculture 81%, industry 3%, services 16%
Netherlands agriculture 4%, industry 23%, services 73% (1998 est.)
Netherlands Antilles agriculture 1%, industry 13%, services 86% (2000 est.)
New Caledonia agriculture 7%, industry 23%, services 70% (1999 est.)
New Zealand agriculture 10%, industry 25%, services 65% (1995)
Nicaragua agriculture 42%, industry 15%, services 43% (1999 est.)
Niger agriculture 90%, industry and commerce 6%, government 4%
Nigeria agriculture 70%, industry 10%, services 20% (1999 est.)
Niue most work on family plantations; paid work exists only in government service, small industry, and the Niue Development Board
Norfolk Island tourism NA, subsistence agriculture NA
Northern Mariana Islands NA
Norway agriculture, forestry, and fishing 4%, industry 22%, services 74% (1995)
Oman agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Pakistan agriculture 44%, industry 17%, services 39% (1999 est.)
Palau agriculture 20%, industry NA, services NA (1990)
Panama agriculture 20.8%, industry 18%, services 61.2% (1995 est.)
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% (2004)
Philippines agriculture 45%, industry 15%, services 40% (2003 est.)
Pitcairn Islands no business community in the usual sense; some public works; subsistence farming and fishing
Poland agriculture 27.5%, industry 22.1%, services 50.4% (1999)
Portugal agriculture 10%, industry 30%, services 60% (1999 est.)
Puerto Rico agriculture 3%, industry 20%, services 77% (2000 est.)
Reunion agriculture 13%, industry 12%, services 75% (2000)
Romania agriculture 41.4%, industry 27.3%, services 31.3% (2000)
Russia agriculture 12.3%, industry 22.7%, services 65% (2002 est.)
Rwanda agriculture 90%
Saint Helena agriculture and fishing 6%, industry (mainly construction) 48%, services 46% (1987 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis NA
Saint Lucia agriculture 21.7%, industry, commerce, and manufacturing 24.7%, services 53.6% (2002 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon fishing 18%, industry (mainly fish-processing) 41%, services 41% (1996 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57% (1980 est.)
Samoa NA
San Marino agriculture 1%, industry 42%, services 57% (2000 est.)
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% (1999 est.)
Senegal agriculture 70%
Serbia and Montenegro agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Seychelles agriculture 10%, industry 19%, services 71% (1989)
Sierra Leone agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Singapore manufacturing 18%, construction 6%, transportation and communication 11%, financial, business, and other services 49%, other 16% (2003)
Slovakia agriculture 8.9%, industry 29.3%, construction 8%, transport and communication 8.2%, services 45.6% (1994)
Slovenia agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Solomon Islands agriculture 75%, industry 5%, services 20% (2000 est.)
Somalia agriculture (mostly pastoral nomadism) 71%, industry and services 29%
South Africa agriculture 30%, industry 25%, services 45% (1999 est.)
Spain agriculture 7%, manufacturing, mining, and construction 29%, services 64% (2001 est.)
Sri Lanka agriculture 38%, industry 17%, services 45% (1998 est.)
Sudan agriculture 80%, industry and commerce 7%, government 13% (1998 est.)
Suriname agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Swaziland NA
Sweden agriculture 2%, industry 24%, services 74% (2000 est.)
Switzerland agriculture 4.6%, industry 26.3%, services 69.1% (1998)
Syria agriculture, industry, services NA
Taiwan agriculture 7.5%, industry 35%, services 57% (2001 est.)
Tajikistan agriculture 67.2%, industry 7.5%, services 25.3% (2000 est.)
Tanzania agriculture 80%, industry and services 20% (2002 est.)
Thailand agriculture 49%, industry 14%, services 37% (2000 est.)
Togo agriculture 65%, industry 5%, services 30% (1998 est.)
Tonga agriculture 65% (1997 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago agriculture 9.5%, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying 14%, construction and utilities 12.4%, services 64.1% (1997 est.)
Tunisia services 55%, industry 23%, agriculture 22% (1995 est.)
Turkey agriculture 39.7%, industry 22.4%, services 37.9% (3rd quarter, 2001)
Turkmenistan agriculture 48%, industry 15%, services 37% (1998 est.)
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% (1999 est.)
Ukraine agriculture 24%, industry 32%, services 44% (1996)
United Arab Emirates agriculture 7%, industry 15%, services 78% (2000 est.)
United Kingdom agriculture 1%, industry 25%, services 74% (1999)
United States farming, forestry, and fishing 2.4%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 24.1%, managerial, professional, and technical 31%, sales and office 28.9%, other services 13.6%
note: figures exclude the unemployed (2001)
Uruguay agriculture 14%, industry 16%, services 70%
Uzbekistan agriculture 44%, industry 20%, services 36% (1995)
Vanuatu agriculture 65%, industry 5%, services 30% (2000 est.)
Venezuela agriculture 13%, industry 23%, services 64% (1997 est.)
Vietnam agriculture 63%, industry and services 37% (2000 est.)
Virgin Islands agriculture 1%, industry 19%, services 80% (2003 est.)
Wallis and Futuna agriculture, livestock, and fishing 80%, government 4% (2001 est.)
West Bank agriculture 13%, industry 21%, services 66% (1996)
Western Sahara animal husbandry and subsistence farming 50%
World agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
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% (1996)

This page was last updated on 30 November, 2004


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