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Global employment by region and sector 2018

This statistic illustrates the number of employed people worldwide in 2018, by region and sector. In 2018, about 2.5 million people in Northern America worked in the agriculture sector, compared to 273.1 million people in Southern Asia.

Number of employed people worldwide in 2018, by region and sector

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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.

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