Cambodia is a South East Asian country surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. It has natural resources in hydropower, minerals and fertile land. Cambodia is a kingdom with a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Most Cambodians (about 96.6%) speak Khmer, which is the official language and practice Buddhism. Cambodia experienced a steady average economic growth of 7 percent since 2012, with a real GDP growth rate reaching 6.9% in 2017. This growth was influenced by construction activity, high public spending and a boost in tourism.

Cambodia still largely depends on international aid from countries such as China. Services comprise the largest share of GDP at 43.5 percent. Tourism, specifically gambling and betting services, include the largest share, followed by the industry sector at 32.8 percent. This includes tourism, the garment industry, construction and rice milling, among many others. Agriculture represents the remaining 25.3 percent, producing rice, rubber, and corn, vegetables and cashews.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 33.3%
Industry 25.2%
Services 41.5%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 44.6%
Basic 41.0%
Intermediate 8.5%
Advanced 5.8%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 27.0%
Basic 55.9%
Intermediate 11.5%
Advanced 5.7%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 43.7%
Basic 41.5%
Intermediate 8.8%
Advanced 6.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 51.1%
Basic 35.6%
Intermediate 7.4%
Advanced 5.9%
Level Not Stated 0%

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