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Employment in Algeria 2010-2020, by sector

In 2020, the majority of the labor force in Algeria was working in the services sector. Since 2010, the services sector employed around 60 percent of the employees in the country, increasing by almost two percent in the last decade. Employment rates by sector remained relatively stable, with the industrial segment attracting approximately 30 percent of the workforce. In 2019, the number of people having a job in the agriculture sector decreased to under 10 percent of the entire working population in Algeria.

Distribution of employment in Algeria from 2010 to 2020, by sector

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures are ILO modeled estimates.

Figures have been rounded. This may result in percentage points over or below 100 percent.

According to the source, employment refers to the "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."

The service sector includes "wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services".

The agriculture sector includes "agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing".

The industry sector encompasses "mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction, and public utilities".

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