Wed January 19, 2011
Planet Money

Employment Worldwide

Forty percent of adults worldwide were employed full time in 2009 and 2010, according to new Gallup survey data. Gallup defines full time as working at least 30 hours per week.

Across the regions identified, sub-Saharan Africa had the fewest people working full time, just 19 percent. Asia's full time employment was 35 percent and full time employment in the Americas was 52 percent.

Gallup interviewed 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, in 129 countries throughout 2009 and 2010.

You can find an interactive version of the graphic above on Gallup's website. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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