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Number of employed people worldwide in 2017, by region and sector
(in millions)
Global employment by region and sector 2017
This statistic illustrates the number of employed people worldwide in 2017, by region and sector. In 2017, three million people in Northern America worked in the agriculture sector, compared to 292.2 million people in Southern Asia.
Number of employed people worldwide in 2017, by region and sector
(in millions)
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The source does not mention a release date. The date of access was taken as the release date.

Employed is defined as all people of working age who during a specified period were in the following categories: a) paid employment, or b) self-employment.

To access the data, select Employment by sector under Select an indicator, Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Arab States, Central and Western Africa, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern, Southern, and Western Europe under Location, Total under Gender, and 2017 under From and To.

Global employment by region and sector 2017
This statistic illustrates the number of employed people worldwide in 2017, by region and sector. In 2017, three million people in Northern America worked in the agriculture sector, compared to 292.2 million people in Southern Asia.
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