Cambodia’s manufacturing and service sectors create the most jobs

A recent government press release showed that the manufacturing and service sectors created the most jobs in the country over the last decade.

The manufacturing sector created approximately 1.5 million new jobs in the last 10 years, increasing its share of the kingdom’s employed population from 8.5% in 2008 to 18.8% in 2019.

Not to be outdone, the service industry added about 1 million new jobs in the same period, raising its share from 19.2% in 2008 to 26.5% in 2019. The 2019 census report also showed the percentage of agriculture jobs in the employed population falling from 73.3% in 2008 to 54.7% by 2019.

Cambodia’s total population increased by 2.16 million to 15.55 million as of March 2019 from 13.39 million in 2008, according to the report by the Ministry of Planning.

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