What percentage of the population works in agriculture?

What percentage of the population works in agriculture?

Agriculture and allied sectors employ 10.9 percent of the workforce in the United States. In 2019, the agriculture and food sectors employed 22.2 million full- and part-time workers, accounting for 10.9 percent of total U.S. employment. The number of employees in agriculture has decreased since 2004, when it was 24.7 million.

The number of jobs in agriculture has been on the decline since 2004, when there were about one job lost per every two gained in other sectors of the economy. This trend is expected to continue as more people move out of farming into other types of work. In 2019, there were about 22.2 million workers engaged in agriculture, compared to about 1 billion people not involved in agriculture. Out of the total workforce, about 5 percent are involved in agriculture.

State governments used to be major employers in the agricultural sector, but that has changed over time. Today, they rely more on tourism and hospitality industries for job growth in this sector.

In 2017, an estimated 3.5 million Americans were directly employed in the agricultural industry, while another 11.8 million people worked in some way connected to agriculture, such as as suppliers or consumers. Overall, this equates to about 12 percent of the total US workforce.

States with the largest populations employed in agriculture include California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania.

What percentage of agricultural careers are directly related to production?

Direct on-farm work accounted for around 2.6 million of these occupations, or 1.3 percent of total employment in the United States. The remaining 0.7 million jobs were in secondary industries such as processing, marketing, and trade. Out of this number, 442,000 were in farming itself while the rest were in manufacturing or other services.

Production occupations include farm managers, veterinarians, nutritionists, crop scientists, and soil scientists. They often require at least a bachelor's degree in agricultural science or another related field. Many employers will require a license or certification. Some examples of production occupations are described below:

Farmer: Operates a tractor or other machinery used in agriculture. May need a license to do so.

Animal caretaker: Takes care of livestock or animals used for labor or entertainment. May need at least one year of experience working with animals.

Aquatic animal caretaker: Works with fish and other aquatic animals in a pool or ocean. Usually requires at least one year of experience in water sports.

Nutritionist: Assesses patients' nutritional needs and recommends dietary changes to improve health. May need to take courses in dietetics or nutrition.

What percentage of the US workforce is in the service industry?

Agriculture employed 1.31 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 19.71 percent in industry, and 78.98 percent in services. For further information, see GDP per capita in the United States.

Banking employed 0.43 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 2.12 percent in industry, and 97.55 percent in services. For further information, see Employment by industry category in the United States.

Construction employed 7.21 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 5.26 percent in industry, and 87.55 percent in services.

Manufacturing employed 1.42 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 11.03 percent in industry, and 87.55 percent in services.

Nursing employed 16.02 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 12.62 percent in industry, and 81.38 percent in services.

Social assistance employed 0.96 percent of the US workforce in 2020, 9.09 percent in industry, and 90.94 percent in services.

How many people in India work in agriculture?

The fact that 166 million (56.6 percent) of the country's 313 million major employees are involved in "agricultural and associated activities" highlights the country's reliance on agriculture. This is followed by "manufacturing industries," which employed around 42 million people (13.4 percent ). Agriculture employs more people than both industry and services combined.

Almost half of all Indians are involved in farming or fishing, depending on where they live. The Indian government estimates that more than one third of the population depends directly on crops for their livelihood.

In terms of value added, agriculture accounts for about 16% of the GDP.

About 70% of rural households in India depend on farming as their main source of income. The amount of land available for cultivation has been declining because much of it is used for producing food to feed the millions of livestock. Oil seeds and cotton are also important agricultural products that play an important role in the economy of India.

Since the 1990s, farmers have been adopting new technologies such as hybrid seeds, irrigation, and industrial fertilizer because existing methods were becoming unviable due to high costs. However, limited access to credit means that few farmers can afford these technologies.

India has the largest producer and consumer of milk products in the world. It is also a major exporter of dairy products.

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