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Economy, Labor

Trabajadores, railway workers, intellectuals, Skilled workers, forestry

The total labor force of Ecuador numbers 4.9 million people, of whom 7 percent are employed in agriculture, forestry, and fishing; 21 percent work in manufacturing, mining, and construction; and the remaining 71 percent engage in services. Skilled workers make up only a small percentage of the labor force. The country has several trade union associations; the largest is the Frente Unitario de Trabajadores, which comprises the Confederacion Ecuatoriana de Organizaciones Clasistas, the Confederacion Ecuatoriana de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres, and the Confederacion de Trabajadores del Ecuador. There are also major unions representing manual laborers, intellectuals, maritime and port workers, and railway workers.



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Trabajadores, railway workers, intellectuals, Skilled workers, forestry, fishing, mining, small percentage, agriculture, construction, people, manufacturing, country, services

 
 

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