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2019 Global Great Jobs Briefing

Most adults in the world want a good job, but the majority don't have one. Even smaller is the percentage of people in "great jobs" -- those that drive productivity, promote wellbeing and are good for societies. Find out where your country ranks.

Based on data from more than 140 countries, Gallup's 2019 Global Great Jobs Briefing reveals that 29% of the world's adult population reported working full time for an employer, which is a telling measure of what Gallup defines as "good jobs."

Though it's just a one-percentage-point increase from a few years ago, this growth is still remarkable. It means that roughly 100 million more people around the world have jobs that give them a measure of security to plan for the future, rather than simply living hand-to-mouth every day.

View the global snapshot of jobs through an informative analysis of employment and employee engagement data to see how your country compares.

Download this report to learn:

  • Which countries have the highest or lowest percentage of adults with good jobs?
  • Which countries have the highest or lowest percentage of adults with great jobs?
  • Which regions have the highest or lowest percentage of adults with good jobs?
  • Which areas of the world have the highest or lowest percentage of adults with good jobs who are engaged at work?
  • What is the relationship between having a great job and wellbeing?

Learn more about the percentage of good jobs in your country and why it matters to employers and employees for people to have good jobs with benefits that extend beyond the workplace.

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36%
Percentage of adults in China with a good job, up from 29% in 2015-2016

3%
Percentage of adults in Haiti with a good job

14%
Percentage of adults in the United Arab Emirates with a great job

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