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Employment indicators 2000–2019

Global and regional trends











FAO. 2022. Employment indicators 2000–2019. Global and regional trends. FAOSTAT Analytical Briefs Series No. 36. 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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    Employment indicators 2000–2021
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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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    This brief presents the latest employment indicators released in FAOSTAT. They cover data from 1947 to 2019 and provide insights on employment in agriculture for more than 90 countries on a yearly basis for the past five years (2014-2018).

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