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Brazil: share of employment in agriculture 2010-2020

The participation of the agricultural sector in Brazil's total employment has been consistently decreasing since the beginning of the decade. In 2020, the sector was estimated to represent around 9.1 percent of jobs in the country, down from a participation of more than 12.6 percent in 2010. The value added by the agricultural sector represented 4.4 percent of Brazil's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019.

Employment in the agricultural sector in Brazil from 2010 to 2020, as share of total employment

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Special properties


Supplementary notes

The agricultural sector includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production.
Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement.

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Statistics on "Agriculture in Brazil"

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