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FAO. 2020. Employment indicators. FAOSTAT Analytical Brief Series, 10. Rome.


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    FAO updates the employment indicators each year, using data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) ILOSTAT database that contains a rich set of indicators from a wide range of topics related to labour statistics. FAOSTAT disseminates 18 indicators on employment in agriculture and in rural areas. This brief analyzes data on the latest update for the period 2000-2021. According to the latest data the agricultural sector employed 866 million people worldwide in 2021, down from 1 billion in 2000. The lowest number of people employed in agriculture during the past 20 years was 856 million people in 2020, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour markets.
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    FAOSTAT updates the employment indicators yearly, using data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) database that contains a rich set of indicators from a wide range of topics related to labour statistics. This brief presents the latest data update for the period 2000-2019. According to the available data, employment in agriculture declined globally from 1 billion people in 2000 to 883 million in 2019. Yet, agriculture remains the second highest source of employment worldwide after the services sector with 26.7 percent of total employment.
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    FAO updates the employment indicators in FAOSTAT each year, using data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) ILOSTAT database that contains a rich set of indicators from a wide range of topics related to labour statistics. FAOSTAT disseminates 18 indicators on employment in agriculture and in rural areas. According to the latest data, employment in agriculture, forestry and fishing declined globally from 1 billion people in 2000 to 873 million people in 2021.

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