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Labor > Employment in services > % of total employment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Gibraltar 84.8% 2007
2 Northern Mariana Islands 83.7% 1995
3 Aruba 82.9% 1997
4 Netherlands Antilles 82.6% 2007
5 Oman 82.1% 2000
=6 Kiribati 81.7% 2003
=6 Kuwait 81.7% 2003
8 Puerto Rico 79.7% 2007
9 The Bahamas 79.6% 2007
10 United States 78% 2007
11 Luxembourg 77.7% 2008
12 Brunei 77.2% 2001
13 United Kingdom 76.9% 2008
14 Cayman Islands 76.4% 2007
15 Singapore 76.2% 2007
=16 Norway 76% 2008
=16 Sweden 76% 2007
18 Canada 75.9% 2007
19 Israel 75.6% 2007
20 Saudi Arabia 75.4% 2007
21 Argentina 75.2% 2006
22 Australia 75.1% 2007
23 Bermuda 74.9% 2000
24 Antigua and Barbuda 74.6% 2001
25 Jordan 74.5% 2003
26 Denmark 74.3% 2008
27 Netherlands 73.1% 2008
=28 France 72.9% 2008
=28 Iceland 72.9% 2007
30 Belgium 72.8% 2008
31 French Polynesia 72.7% 2002
32 Cyprus 72.5% 2008
=33 Switzerland 72.4% 2007
=33 Malta 72.4% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 71.91% 2007
35 Turks and Caicos Islands 71.3% 2005
36 New Zealand 70.5% 2007
37 Ecuador 69.8% 2006
38 Barbados 69.7% 2004
39 Finland 69.5% 2008
40 Ethiopia 68.6% 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 68.56% 2007
41 Austria 68.3% 2008
42 Ireland 68.1% 2008
=43 European Union 68% 2008
=43 Germany 68% 2008
=43 New Caledonia 68% 1996
Eurozone average (profile) 67.99% 2008
46 Spain 67.9% 2008
47 Bahrain 67.8% 2001
48 Venezuela 67.7% 2007
49 Uruguay 67.2% 2007
50 Greece 66.8% 2008
=51 Japan 66.7% 2007
=51 Faroe Islands 66.7% 2005
European Union average (profile) 66.41% 2008
53 Italy 66.3% 2008
54 Panama 65.9% 2007
55 Iraq 65.1% 2004
56 South Africa 64.9% 2007
=57 Suriname 64.3% 2004
=57 Trinidad and Tobago 64.3% 2005
=57 Chile 64.3% 2007
60 Costa Rica 64.2% 2007
61 Jamaica 63.9% 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 63.79% 2007
=62 Dominican Republic 63.5% 2007
=62 Latvia 63.5% 2008
64 Hungary 63.3% 2008
65 Cuba 63.2% 2007
=66 Belize 61.9% 2005
=66 Colombia 61.9% 2007
=68 San Marino 61.8% 2007
=68 Russia 61.8% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 61.35% 2004
70 Lithuania 61.3% 2008
Europe average (profile) 61.27% 2006
71 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 60.6% 2001
72 Estonia 60.3% 2008
73 Mexico 59.9% 2007
74 Maldives 59.8% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 59.72% 2003
=75 Saint Lucia 59.4% 2004
=75 Ukraine 59.4% 2007
=75 Marshall Islands 59.4% 1999
78 Portugal 59.2% 2008
79 Brazil 59.1% 2006
80 Dominica 58.8% 2001
81 Grenada 58.6% 1998
82 El Salvador 58.2% 2006
83 Mauritius 57.9% 2007
84 Bulgaria 56.9% 2007
85 Malaysia 56.7% 2007
86 Slovakia 56.5% 2008
87 Croatia 56.3% 2007
88 Czech Republic 56.1% 2008
89 Qatar 55.2% 2006
90 Namibia 55.1% 2004
=91 Botswana 54.7% 2005
=91 Slovenia 54.7% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 54.69% 2007
93 Poland 54.5% 2007
94 United Arab Emirates 54.4% 2005
95 Algeria 53% 2004
=96 Paraguay 52.4% 2007
=96 Sao Tome and Principe 52.4% 2000
98 Nicaragua 51.2% 2006
99 Guyana 50.4% 2002
100 Libya 50.2% 1986
101 Kazakhstan 49.1% 2004
102 Philippines 48.8% 2007
103 Serbia and Montenegro 48.68% 2008
104 Peru 48.6% 2007
=105 Moldova 48.4% 2007
=105 Azerbaijan 48.4% 2007
107 Turkey 48.1% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 47.9% 2004
108 Syria 47.3% 2003
109 Gabon 46.2% 1993
110 Kyrgyzstan 44.3% 2006
111 Mongolia 44.2% 2008
=112 Nigeria 43.7% 1986
=112 Guatemala 43.7% 2006
114 Saint Kitts and Nevis 43% 1984
115 Mali 41.9% 2004
116 Bolivia 41.5% 2002
117 American Samoa 40.7% 1990
118 Indonesia 39.9% 2007
119 Romania 39.8% 2008
120 Honduras 39.7% 2005
121 Bhutan 39.2% 2005
122 Tunisia 39.1% 1989
=123 Haiti 38.7% 1999
=123 Sri Lanka 38.7% 2007
125 Armenia 38.2% 2006
=126 Bangladesh 37.4% 2005
=126 Thailand 37.4% 2007
128 Tonga 37.3% 2003
129 Morocco 36.3% 2006
130 Georgia 36% 2007
131 Senegal 35.9% 2006
132 Pakistan 35.4% 2007
133 Uzbekistan 35.2% 1999
134 Ghana 31.1% 1999
135 Albania 28.4% 2006
136 The Gambia 27.8% 1993
137 Tajikistan 26.2% 2004
138 Burma 25.1% 1998
139 Sierra Leone 24.8% 2004
140 Vietnam 24.7% 2004
141 Zimbabwe 24.3% 1999
142 Uganda 23.5% 2003
143 Cameroon 23.1% 2001
144 Papua New Guinea 22.7% 2000
145 Zambia 22.6% 2000
146 Tanzania 20.3% 2006
147 Nepal 20.1% 2001
148 Lesotho 18.3% 1999
149 Guinea 18.1% 1994
150 Equatorial Guinea 17.6% 1983
151 China 16.1% 2002
152 Madagascar 14.6% 2005
153 Chad 14.5% 1993
154 Laos 11.1% 1995
155 Cambodia 8.6% 2004
156 Burkina Faso 7.5% 1994
157 Rwanda 6.7% 1989

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Employment in services > % of total employment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Employment-in-services/%-of-total-employment

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