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Ghana

Ghana Labor force Stats

Definitions

  • By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • 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 AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
By occupation agriculture 60%, industry 15%, services 25% 1999
By occupation > Agriculture 56% 2005 4th out of 48
By occupation > Industry 15% 2005 41st out of 44
By occupation > Services 29% 2005 41st out of 43
Female > % of total labor force 49.16% 2008 18th out of 175
Per capita 435.76 per 1,000 people 2010 35th out of 62
Total 10.65 million 2008 44th out of 175

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates.

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