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The Spanish Countryside Has Lost Two Million Workers Since 1976

Funcas | The Labour Force Survey shows the extraordinary decline of agricultural occupation in recent decades. In 1976, those employed in this sector (2.6 million people) accounted for over a fifth of total employment; in 1991 they represented less than a tenth (1.3 million) and already in 2007 agricultural employment had fallen below a twenty-fifth of total employment (801,000). Since then, this proportion has stabilized around 4% of the total occupation (734,000 people in jobs in 2019).