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title: BEHIND TEXTILES, CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR…


In 1998 worldwide textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) workers were estimated to be 29.3 million...

bullet16.4 million in textile,

bullet11.2 million in clothing (74% of which were women),

bullet1.7 million in footwear.

World employment in TCF industries by region*
  textile (1998)
% in ‘000
clothing (1998)
% in ‘000
footwear (1997)
% in ‘000
Asia72.5 11 91462.2 6 97636 623
Europe16.6 2 73321.3 2 39345.2 783
Americas7.6 1 24711.4 1 28318.8 325
Africa2.9 4785.1 57036 623
Oceania0.4 62  
Total100.0 16 434100.0 11 222100.0 1 7


* ILO/UNIDO, OETH estimates.