Share of global adults with internet access 2019, by employment status

In 2019, 79 percent of adults worldwide who were full-time employees for employers had access to the internet, while only 20 percent did not. Additionally, among unemployed members of the global adult population, 52 percent had access to the internet while 47 percent did not.

Share of adults worldwide with internet access in 2019, by employment status

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

The survey asked the following question: "Do you have access to the Internet in any way, whether on a mobile phone, a computer, or some other device?"
145 countries surveyed

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