Paid and unpaid agricultural work by type of worker, 2003-16

Percent of hours

Bar chart with 3 groups with 5 items per group.

Group 1, 2003.
Item 1, Principal operator* 49.6.
Item 2, Spouse* 11.4.
Item 3, Other operators and unpaid* 13.8.
Item 4, Contract labor 5.
Item 5, Hired labor 20.3.
Group 2, 2011.
Item 1, Principal operator* 46.5.
Item 2, Spouse* 12.8.
Item 3, Other operators and unpaid* 9.
Item 4, Contract labor 6.
Item 5, Hired labor 25.7.
Group 3, 2016.
Item 1, Principal operator* 39.5.
Item 2, Spouse* 9.4.
Item 3, Other operators and unpaid* 10.
Item 4, Contract labor 5.7.
Item 5, Hired labor 35.3.

*Includes paid and unpaid labor. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Resource Management Surveys, selected years.