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Economy > Labor force: Countries Compared

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 West Bank 982 2013
2 Norfolk Island 978 2013
3 Oman 968 2013
4 Republic of Macedonia 943 2013
5 Slovenia 920 2013
6 Namibia 911 2013
7 Lesotho 855 2013
8 Kosovo 800 2013
9 China 798 2013
10 The Gambia 777 2013
11 Estonia 695 2013
12 Niue 663 2013
13 Bahrain 655 2013
14 Guinea-Bissau 632 2013
15 Mauritius 626 2013
16 Trinidad and Tobago 618 2013
17 Gabon 616 2013
18 India 482 2013
19 Tokelau 440 2013
20 Cyprus 428 2013
21 Swaziland 424 2013
22 East Timor 418 2013
23 Macau 356 2013
24 Djibouti 351 2013
25 Fiji 335 2013
26 Guyana 313 2013
27 Bhutan 299 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 275.75 2013
28 Montenegro 251 2013
29 Comoros 233 2013
30 Luxembourg 208 2013
31 Brunei 205 2013
32 Solomon Islands 202 2013
33 Cape Verde 196 2013
34 Equatorial Guinea 195 2013
35 The Bahamas 192 2013
South Asia average (profile) 186.4 2013
36 Malta 184 2013
37 Iceland 180 2013
38 Suriname 165 2013
39 United States 155 2013
40 Maldives 152 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 145.5 2013
41 Western Sahara 144 2013
42 Barbados 142 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 141.43 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 131.83 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 120.68 2013
43 Belize 120 2013
44 Indonesia 118 2013
45 French Polynesia 116 2013
46 Vanuatu 115 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 108.14 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 106.3 2013
47 New Caledonia 106 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 105.88 2013
48 Brazil 105 2013
Europe average (profile) 103.26 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 99.69 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 98.94 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 96.83 2013
European Union average (profile) 96.36 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 95.5 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 91.47 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 91.13 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 88.03 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 87.69 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 84.04 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 82.47 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 82 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 81.62 2013
49 Saint Lucia 79 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 78.22 2013
50 Bangladesh 77 2013
51 Russia 75 2013
52 Guam 69 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 67.93 2013
53 Japan 65 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 61.11 2013
54 Pakistan 59 2013
55 Gaza Strip 58 2013
56 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 55.73 2013
failed states average (profile) 53.27 2013
57 Jersey 53 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 52.43 2013
=58 Sao Tome and Principe 52 2013
=58 Vietnam 52 2013
60 Aruba 51 2013
=61 Monaco 50 2013
=61 Mexico 50 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 49.51 2013
63 Virgin Islands 49 2013
=64 Samoa 47 2013
=64 Grenada 47 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 45.32 2013
=66 Ethiopia 44 2013
=66 Mayotte 44 2010
68 Germany 43 2013
69 Isle of Man 41 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 40.8 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 40.36 2013
70 Philippines 40 2013
=71 Thailand 39 2013
=71 Tonga 39 2013
=71 Cayman Islands 39 2013
=71 Seychelles 39 2013
75 Northern Mariana Islands 38 2013
76 Bermuda 37 2013
=77 Andorra 36 2013
=77 Austria 36 2013
79 Liechtenstein 35 2013
=80 Faroe Islands 34 2013
=80 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34 2013
=82 Greenland 33 2013
=82 Burma 33 2013
84 United Kingdom 32 2013
85 Guernsey 31 2013
86 Antigua and Barbuda 30 2013
87 France 29 2013
=88 Turkey 27 2013
=88 Iran 27 2013
=88 Egypt 27 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 25.52 2013
=91 Dominica 25 2013
=91 South Korea 25 2013
=91 Italy 25 2013
94 Tanzania 24 2013
=95 Colombia 23 2013
=95 Spain 23 2013
97 Ukraine 22 2013
98 San Marino 21 2013
99 Kenya 19 2013
=100 Canada 18 2013
=100 Nepal 18 2013
=100 Saint Kitts and Nevis 18 2013
=100 South Africa 18 2013
=100 Poland 18 2013
=105 Saint Martin 17 2013
=105 American Samoa 17 2013
=105 Argentina 17 2013
=108 Uzbekistan 16 2013
=108 Uganda 16 2013
=110 Afghanistan 15 2013
=110 Pitcairn Islands 15 2013
=110 Federated States of Micronesia 15 2013
113 Venezuela 13 2013
=114 Malaysia 12 2013
=114 Gibraltar 12 2013
=114 Australia 12 2013
=114 British Virgin Islands 12 2013
=114 North Korea 12 2013
=119 Morocco 11 2013
=119 Taiwan 11 2013
=119 Sudan 11 2013
=119 Ghana 11 2013
=119 Peru 11 2013
=119 Algeria 11 2013
=125 Mozambique 10 2013
=125 Marshall Islands 10 2013
=127 Madagascar 9 2013
=127 Palau 9 2013
=127 Romania 9 2013
=130 Cameroon 8 2013
=130 Saudi Arabia 8 2013
=130 Angola 8 2013
=130 Chile 8 2013
=130 Iraq 8 2013
=130 Kazakhstan 8 2013
=130 Sri Lanka 8 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 8 2013
=137 Netherlands 7 2013
=137 Cambodia 7 2013
=137 Yemen 7 2013
=137 Cote d'Ivoire 7 2013
=137 Kiribati 7 2013
=142 Burkina Faso 6 2013
=142 Anguilla 6 2013
=142 Cook Islands 6 2013
=142 Zambia 6 2013
=146 Malawi 5 2013
=146 Portugal 5 2013
=146 Guinea 5 2013
=146 Nigeria 5 2013
=146 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 5 2013
=146 Senegal 5 2013
=146 Syria 5 2013
=146 Czech Republic 5 2013
=146 Cuba 5 2013
=146 Sweden 5 2013
=146 Belarus 5 2013
=146 Belgium 5 2013
=158 Dominican Republic 4 2013
=158 Turks and Caicos Islands 4 2013
=158 Ecuador 4 2013
=158 Rwanda 4 2013
=158 Hungary 4 2013
=158 Greece 4 2013
=158 Bolivia 4 2013
=158 Guatemala 4 2013
=158 United Arab Emirates 4 2013
=158 Azerbaijan 4 2013
=158 Chad 4 2013
=158 Niger 4 2013
=158 Haiti 4 2013
=158 Switzerland 4 2013
=158 Burundi 4 2013
=158 Montserrat 4 2013
=174 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3 2013
=174 Wallis and Futuna 3 2013
=174 Tuvalu 3 2013
=174 Hong Kong 3 2013
=174 Israel 3 2013
=174 Papua New Guinea 3 2013
=174 Zimbabwe 3 2013
=174 Serbia 3 2013
=174 Paraguay 3 2013
=174 Somalia 3 2013
=174 Laos 3 2013
=174 Benin 3 2013
=174 Mali 3 2013
=174 Honduras 3 2013
=174 Tunisia 3 2013
=174 Singapore 3 2013
=190 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 2 2013
=190 Turkmenistan 2 2013
=190 Saint Helena 2 2011
=190 Holy See (Vatican City) 2 2013
=190 Congo, Republic of the 2 2013
=190 Tajikistan 2 2013
=190 Slovakia 2 2013
=190 Norway 2 2013
=190 Finland 2 2013
=190 Central African Republic 2 2013
=190 Costa Rica 2 2013
=190 Ireland 2 2013
=190 El Salvador 2 2013
=190 Sierra Leone 2 2013
=190 Denmark 2 2013
=190 New Zealand 2 2013
=190 Togo 2 2013
=190 Bulgaria 2 2013
=190 Nicaragua 2 2013
=190 Kuwait 2 2013
=190 Kyrgyzstan 2 2013
=211 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 2013
=211 Liberia 1 2013
=211 Svalbard 1 2013
=211 Libya 1 2013
=211 Panama 1 2013
=211 Georgia 1 2013
=211 Moldova 1 2013
=211 Lebanon 1 2013
=211 Qatar 1 2013
=211 Jordan 1 2013
=211 Mauritania 1 2013
=211 Botswana 1 2013
=211 Lithuania 1 2013
=211 Jamaica 1 2013
=211 Albania 1 2013
=211 Eritrea 1 2013
=211 Mongolia 1 2013
=211 Armenia 1 2013
=211 Latvia 1 2013
=211 Puerto Rico 1 2013
=211 Croatia 1 2013
=211 Uruguay 1 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Labor-force

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Cost of living

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Culture

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Education

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Energy

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Environment

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Transport

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
By occupation > Agriculture 191
By occupation > Industry 165
By occupation > Services 166
SUBCATEGORIES
By occupation 3 stats
SUBCATEGORIES
By occupation 3 stats
STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
By occupation > Agriculture 191
By occupation > Industry 165
By occupation > Services 166

Interesting observations about Economy > Labor force

  • West Bank ranked first for labor force globally in 2013.
  • Oman ranked first for labor force amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Republic of Macedonia ranked first for labor force amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • China ranked first for labor force amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Namibia ranked first for labor force amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Cyprus ranked first for labor force amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • East Timor ranked first for labor force amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Kosovo ranked second for labor force amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Lesotho ranked first for labor force amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • Trinidad and Tobago ranked first for labor force amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2013.
  • Bahrain ranked first for labor force amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
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