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South Asia: Labor > Labor force stats

Definitions

  • By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.
  • Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector."
STAT SOUTH ASIAN TOTAL SOUTH ASIAN AVERAGE DATES
By occupation > Agriculture 52%
3 times more than average
2009
By occupation > Industry 14%
55% less than average
2009
By occupation > Services 34%
78% less than average
2009
Female > % of total labor force 30.67%
34% less than average
2008
Per capita 439.53 per 1,000 people
3% less than average
2008
Total 118.42 million
6 times more than average
2008

Citation

"South Asian Labor force Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/South-Asia/Labor/Labor-force