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Country
Labor force - by occupation (%)
Afghanistan agriculture: 80%
industry: 10%
services: 10% (2004 est.)
Albania agriculture: 58%
industry: 19%
services: 23% (2004 est.)
Algeria agriculture 14%, industry 13.4%, construction and public works 10%, trade 14.6%, government 32%, other 16% (2003 est.)
American Samoa agriculture: 34%
industry: 33%
services: 33% (1990)
Andorra agriculture: 0.34%
industry: 19.63%
services: 80.03% (2004)
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 agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
note: most employment is in wholesale and retail trade and repair, followed by hotels and restaurants; oil refining
Australia agriculture: 3.6%
industry: 21.2%
services: 75.2% (2004 est.)
Austria agriculture: 3%
industry: 27%
services: 70% (2005 est.)
Azerbaijan agriculture: 41%
industry: 7%
services: 52% (2001)
Bahamas, The agriculture 5%, industry 5%, tourism 50%, other services 40% (2005 est.)
Bahrain agriculture: 1%
industry: 79%
services: 20% (1997 est.)
Bangladesh agriculture: 63%
industry: 11%
services: 26% (FY95/96)
Barbados agriculture: 10%
industry: 15%
services: 75% (1996 est.)
Belarus agriculture: 14%
industry: 34.7%
services: 51.3% (2003 est.)
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 19%, professional and technical 21%, administrative and managerial 15%, sales 7%, services 19% (2004 est.)
Bhutan agriculture: 93%
industry: 2%
services: 5%
Bolivia agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Bosnia and Herzegovina agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Botswana agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Brazil agriculture: 20%
industry: 14%
services: 66% (2003 est.)
British Virgin Islands agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Brunei agriculture: 2.9%
industry: 61.1%
services: 36% (2003 est.)
Bulgaria agriculture: 11%
industry: 32.7%
services: 56.3% (3rd qtr. 2004 est.)
Burkina Faso agriculture: 90%
industry and services: 10% (2000 est.)
Burma agriculture: 70%
industry: 7%
services: 23% (2001)
Burundi agriculture: 93.6%
industry: 2.3%
services: 4.1% (2002 est.)
Cambodia agriculture: 75%
industry: NA%
services: NA% (2004 est.)
Cameroon agriculture: 70%
industry: 13%
services: 17%
Canada agriculture 2%, manufacturing 14%, construction 5%, services 75%, other 3% (2004)
Cayman Islands agriculture: 1.4%
industry: 12.6%
services: 86% (1995)
Chad agriculture: 80% (subsistence farming, herding, and fishing)
industry and services: 20%
Chile agriculture: 13.6%
industry: 23.4%
services: 63% (2003)
China agriculture: 49%
industry: 22%
services: 29% (2003 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands note: 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% (2000 est.)
Comoros agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Cook Islands agriculture: 29%
industry: 15%
services: 56% (1995)
Costa Rica agriculture: 20%
industry: 22%
services: 58% (1999 est.)
Croatia agriculture: 2.7%
industry: 32.8%
services: 64.5% (2004)
Cuba agriculture: 21.2%
industry: 14.4%
services: 64.4% (2004)
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: agriculture 7.4%, industry 38.2%, services 54.4% (2004 est.)
north Cyprus: agriculture 14.5%, industry 29%, services 56.5% (2004 est.)
Czech Republic agriculture: 4%
industry: 38%
services: 58% (2002 est.)
Denmark agriculture: 3%
industry: 21%
services: 76% (2004 est.)
Djibouti agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Dominica agriculture: 40%
industry: 32%
services: 28%
Dominican Republic agriculture: 17%
industry: 24.3%
services: 58.7% (1998 est.)
East Timor agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Ecuador agriculture: 8%
industry: 24%
services: 68% (2001)
Egypt agriculture: 32%
industry: 17%
services: 51% (2001 est.)
El Salvador agriculture: 17.1%
industry: 17.1%
services: 65.8% (2003 est.)
Eritrea agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20%
Estonia agriculture: 11%
industry: 20%
services: 69% (1999 est.)
Ethiopia agriculture: 80%
industry: 8%
services: 12% (1985)
European Union agriculture: 4.4%
industry: 27.2%
services: 67.2%
note: the remainder is in miscellaneous public and private sector industries and services (2005 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) agriculture: 95% (mostly sheepherding and fishing)
industry and services: 5%
Faroe Islands agriculture: 33%
industry: 33%
services: 34%
Fiji agriculture: 70%
industry and services: 30% (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: 60.6% (1980)
French Polynesia agriculture: 13%
industry: 19%
services: 68% (2002)
Gabon agriculture: 60%
industry: 15%
services: 25%
Gambia, The agriculture: 75%
industry: 19%
services: 6%
Gaza Strip agriculture: 11.9%
industry: 18%
services: 70.1% (2nd qtr. 2005)
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: 12%
industry: 20%
services: 68% (2004 est.)
Grenada agriculture: 24%
industry: 14%
services: 62% (1999 est.)
Guadeloupe agriculture: 15%
industry: 20%
services: 65% (2002)
Guam agriculture: 26%
industry: 10%
services: 64% (2004 est.)
Guatemala agriculture: 50%
industry: 15%
services: 35% (1999 est.)
Guinea agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20% (2000 est.)
Guinea-Bissau agriculture: 82%
industry and services: 18% (2000 est.)
Guyana agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Haiti agriculture: 66%
industry: 9%
services: 25%
Holy See (Vatican City) note: essentially services with a small amount of industry; 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 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 (2005 est.)
Hungary agriculture: 6.2%
industry: 27.1%
services: 66.7% (2002)
Iceland agriculture: 10.3%
industry: 18.3%
services: 71.4% (2003)
India agriculture: 60%
industry: 17%
services: 23% (1999)
Indonesia agriculture: 46.5%
industry: 11.8%
services: 41.7% (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.)
Isle of Man 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%
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: 19.3%
industry: 16.6%
services: 64.1% (2004)
Japan agriculture: 4.6%
industry: 27.8%
services: 67.7% (2004)
Jordan agriculture: 5%
industry: 12.5%
services: 82.5% (2001 est.)
Kazakhstan agriculture: 20%
industry: 30%
services: 50% (2002 est.)
Kenya agriculture: 75%
industry and services: 25% (2003 est.)
Korea, North agriculture: 36%
industry and services: 64%
Korea, South agriculture: 6.4%
industry: 26.4%
services: 67.2% (2005 est.)
Kuwait agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Kyrgyzstan agriculture: 55%
industry: 15%
services: 30% (2000 est.)
Laos agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20% (1997 est.)
Latvia agriculture: 15%
industry: 25%
services: 60% (2000 est.)
Lebanon agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Lesotho agriculture: 86% of resident population engaged in subsistence agriculture; roughly 35% of the active male wage earners work in South Africa
industry and services: 14%
Liberia agriculture: 70%
industry: 8%
services: 22% (2000 est.)
Libya agriculture: 17%
industry: 23%
services: 59% (2004 est.)
Liechtenstein agriculture: 2%
industry: 47%
services: 51% (31 December 2001)
Lithuania agriculture: 20%
industry: 30%
services: 50% (1997 est.)
Luxembourg agriculture: 1%
industry: 13%
services: 86% (2004 est.)
Macau manufacturing 13.7%, construction 10.5%, transport and communications 5.9%, wholesale and retail trade 14.6%, restaurants and hotels 10.3%, gambling 17.9%, public sector 7.8%, other services and agriculture 19.3% (2005 est.)
Macedonia agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Malawi agriculture: 90%
industry and services: 10% (2003 est.)
Malaysia agriculture: 14.5%
industry: 36%
services: 49.5% (2000 est.)
Maldives agriculture: 22%
industry: 18%
services: 60% (1995)
Mali agriculture: 80%
industry and services: 20% (2001 est.)
Malta agriculture: 3%
industry: 22%
services: 75% (2005 est.)
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 note: two-thirds are government employees
Moldova agriculture: 40%
industry: 14%
services: 46% (1998)
Mongolia herding/agriculture 42%, mining 4%, manufacturing 6%, trade 14%, services 29%, public sector 5% (2003)
Montenegro agriculture: 2%
industry: 30%
services: 68% (2004)
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 note: employed in mining phosphates, public administration, education, and transportation
Nepal agriculture: 76%
industry: 6%
services: 18%
Netherlands agriculture: 2%
industry: 19%
services: 79% (2004 est.)
Netherlands Antilles agriculture: 1%
industry: 20%
services: 79% (2005 est.)
New Caledonia agriculture: 20%
industry: 20%
services: 60% (1999 est.)
New Zealand agriculture: 10%
industry: 25%
services: 65% (1995)
Nicaragua agriculture: 30.5%
industry: 17.3%
services: 52.2% (2003 est.)
Niger agriculture: 90%
industry: 6%
services: 4%
Nigeria agriculture: 70%
industry: 10%
services: 20% (1999 est.)
Niue note: most work on family plantations; paid work exists only in government service, small industry, and the Niue Development Board
Norfolk Island agriculture: 10%
industry and services: 90%
Northern Mariana Islands agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Norway agriculture: 4%
industry: 22%
services: 74% (1995)
Oman agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Pakistan agriculture: 42%
industry: 20%
services: 38% (2004 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%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Peru agriculture: 9%
industry: 18%
services: 73% (2001)
Philippines agriculture: 36%
industry: 16%
services: 48% (2004 est.)
Pitcairn Islands note: no business community in the usual sense; some public works; subsistence farming and fishing
Poland agriculture: 16.1%
industry: 29%
services: 54.9% (2002)
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: 31.6%
industry: 30.7%
services: 37.7% (2004)
Russia agriculture: 10.3%
industry: 21.4%
services: 68.3% (2004 est.)
Rwanda agriculture: 90%
industry and services: 10%
Saint Helena agriculture: 6%
industry: 48%
services: 46% (1987 est.)
Saint Lucia agriculture: 21.7%
industry: 24.7%
services: 53.6% (2002 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon agriculture: 18%
industry: 41%
services: 41% (1996 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines agriculture: 26%
industry: 17%
services: 57% (1980 est.)
Samoa agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
San Marino agriculture: 1%
industry: 42%
services: 57% (2000 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe note: population mainly engaged in subsistence agriculture and fishing; shortages of skilled workers
Saudi Arabia agriculture: 12%
industry: 25%
services: 63% (1999 est.)
Senegal agriculture: 77%
industry and services: 23% (1990 est.)
Serbia agriculture: 30%
industry: 46%
services: 24%
note: excluding Kosovo and Montenegro (2002)
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 39%, other 26% (2003)
Slovakia agriculture 5.8%, industry 29.3%, construction 9%, services 55.9% (2003)
Slovenia agriculture: 6%
industry: 40%
services: 55% (2002)
Solomon Islands agriculture: 75%
industry: 5%
services: 20% (2000 est.)
Somalia agriculture: 71%
industry and services: 29%
South Africa agriculture: 30%
industry: 25%
services: 45% (1999 est.)
Spain agriculture: 5.3%
industry: 30.1%
services: 64.6% (2004 est.)
Sri Lanka agriculture: 38%
industry: 17%
services: 45% (1998 est.)
Sudan agriculture: 80%
industry: 7%
services: 13% (1998 est.)
Suriname agriculture: 8%
industry: 14%
services: 78%
Swaziland agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Sweden agriculture: 2%
industry: 24%
services: 74% (2000 est.)
Switzerland agriculture: 4.6%
industry: 26.3%
services: 69.1% (1998)
Syria agriculture: 30%
industry: 27%
services: 43% (2002 est.)
Taiwan agriculture: 6%
industry: 35.8%
services: 58.2% (2005 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%
industry and services: 35% (1997 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago agriculture 9.5%, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying 14%, construction and utilities 12.4%, services 64.1% (1997 est.)
Tunisia agriculture: 55%
industry: 23%
services: 22% (1995 est.)
Turkey agriculture: 35.9%
industry: 22.8%
services: 41.2% (3rd qtr. 2004)
Turkmenistan agriculture: 48.2%
industry: 13.8%
services: 37% (2003 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands note: about 33% in government and 20% in agriculture and fishing; significant numbers in tourism, financial, and other services
Tuvalu note: 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: 1.5%
industry: 19.1%
services: 79.5% (2004)
United States farming, forestry, and fishing 0.7%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.9%, managerial, professional, and technical 34.7%, sales and office 25.4%, other services 16.3%
note: figures exclude the unemployed (2005)
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: 56.8%
industry: 37%
services: 6.2% (July 2005)
Virgin Islands agriculture: 1%
industry: 19%
services: 80% (2003 est.)
Wallis and Futuna agriculture: 80%
industry: 4%
services: 16% (2001 est.)
West Bank agriculture: 18.4%
industry: 24%
services: 57.6% (April-June 2005)
Western Sahara agriculture: 50%
industry and services: 50%
World agriculture: 42%
industry: 21%
services: 37% (2002 est.)
Yemen note: 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)

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