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Labor > Force > Total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 776.05 million 2005
2 India 435.04 million 2005
3 United States 155.46 million 2005
South Asia average (profile) 138.92 million 2005
4 Indonesia 107.21 million 2005
5 Brazil 91.31 million 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 76.82 million 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 73.83 million 2005
6 Russia 73.23 million 2005
7 Japan 66.59 million 2005
8 Bangladesh 63.87 million 2005
9 Pakistan 56.53 million 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 51.84 million 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 50.06 million 2005
10 Nigeria 47.87 million 2005
11 Vietnam 44.04 million 2005
12 Mexico 42.26 million 2005
13 Germany 40.99 million 2005
14 Philippines 37.12 million 2005
15 Thailand 35.72 million 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 34.29 million 1999
Cold countries average (profile) 32.64 million 2005
16 Ethiopia 31.59 million 2005
17 United Kingdom 30.64 million 2005
18 Iran 27.54 million 2005
19 Burma 27.43 million 2005
20 France 27.1 million 2005
21 Turkey 26.64 million 2005
22 Italy 24.44 million 2005
23 South Korea 24.38 million 2005
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.94 million 2005
25 Egypt 22.88 million 2005
26 Colombia 22.34 million 2005
27 Ukraine 22.32 million 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 21.14 million 2005
28 Spain 20.85 million 2005
29 South Africa 19.56 million 2005
30 Tanzania 19.34 million 2005
31 Argentina 18.36 million 2005
32 Canada 17.65 million 2005
33 Poland 17.34 million 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.26 million 2005
34 Kenya 15.5 million 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 14.56 million 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 13.42 million 2005
35 Algeria 13.41 million 2005
failed states average (profile) 13.39 million 2005
36 Peru 13.35 million 2005
37 Venezuela 12.85 million 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 12.31 million 2005
38 Uganda 11.86 million 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.47 million 2005
39 Uzbekistan 11.28 million 2005
40 Morocco 11.12 million 2005
41 Malaysia 11.02 million 2005
42 North Korea 10.69 million 2005
43 Sudan 10.52 million 2005
44 Nepal 10.52 million 2005
45 Australia 10.34 million 2005
46 Romania 10.26 million 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 9.94 million 2005
47 Ghana 9.8 million 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 9.63 million 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 9.37 million 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 9.3 million 2005
Europe average (profile) 9.3 million 2005
48 Mozambique 9.29 million 2005
49 Netherlands 8.61 million 2005
50 Madagascar 8.59 million 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 8.45 million 2005
51 Sri Lanka 8.4 million 2005
European Union average (profile) 8.36 million 2005
52 Kazakhstan 8.12 million 2005
53 Syria 7.58 million 2005
54 Saudi Arabia 7.45 million 2005
55 Angola 7.03 million 2005
56 Cambodia 6.82 million 2005
57 Cote d'Ivoire 6.8 million 2005
58 Iraq 6.72 million 1999
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6.7 million 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.63 million 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.59 million 2005
59 Chile 6.51 million 2005
60 Ecuador 6.36 million 2005
61 Cameroon 6.29 million 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 5.98 million 2005
62 Yemen 5.94 million 2005
63 Niger 5.93 million 2005
64 Malawi 5.93 million 2005
65 Burkina Faso 5.83 million 2005
66 Zimbabwe 5.76 million 2005
67 Portugal 5.56 million 2005
68 Mali 5.46 million 2005
69 Cuba 5.37 million 2005
70 Czech Republic 5.2 million 2005
71 Greece 5.15 million 2005
72 Zambia 4.95 million 2005
73 Afghanistan 4.82 million 1989
74 Belarus 4.78 million 2005
75 Sweden 4.68 million 2005
76 Senegal 4.59 million 2005
77 Belgium 4.5 million 2005
78 Guinea 4.42 million 2005
79 Hungary 4.21 million 2005
80 Switzerland 4.19 million 2005
81 Rwanda 4.18 million 2005
82 Bolivia 4.16 million 2005
83 Azerbaijan 4.13 million 2005
84 Guatemala 4.08 million 2005
85 Austria 3.98 million 2005
86 Serbia and Montenegro 3.93 million 2005
87 Tunisia 3.85 million 2005
88 Dominican Republic 3.85 million 2005
89 Burundi 3.83 million 2005
90 Haiti 3.67 million 2005
91 Chad 3.67 million 2005
92 Hong Kong 3.67 million 2005
93 Somalia 3.52 million 2005
94 Benin 3.3 million 2005
95 Honduras 3.13 million 2005
96 Bulgaria 3.11 million 2005
97 Denmark 2.84 million 2005
98 El Salvador 2.77 million 2005
99 Paraguay 2.75 million 2005
100 Israel 2.73 million 2005
101 United Arab Emirates 2.72 million 2005
102 Slovakia 2.68 million 2005
103 Finland 2.66 million 2005
104 Papua New Guinea 2.57 million 2005
105 Norway 2.52 million 2005
106 Togo 2.42 million 2005
107 Sierra Leone 2.36 million 2005
108 Laos 2.35 million 2005
109 Libya 2.34 million 2005
110 Kyrgyzstan 2.27 million 2005
111 Georgia 2.26 million 2005
112 Singapore 2.21 million 2005
113 Turkmenistan 2.2 million 2005
114 Moldova 2.16 million 2005
115 New Zealand 2.15 million 2005
116 Tajikistan 2.15 million 2005
117 Ireland 2.08 million 2005
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.05 million 2005
119 Costa Rica 1.96 million 2005
120 Croatia 1.96 million 2005
121 Nicaragua 1.91 million 2005
122 Jordan 1.84 million 2005
123 Central African Republic 1.83 million 2005
124 Eritrea 1.79 million 2005
125 Uruguay 1.75 million 2005
126 Lithuania 1.62 million 2005
127 Congo, Republic of the 1.51 million 2005
128 Panama 1.47 million 2005
129 Puerto Rico 1.46 million 2005
130 Lebanon 1.41 million 2005
131 Kuwait 1.37 million 2005
132 Albania 1.36 million 2005
133 Armenia 1.28 million 2005
134 Mauritania 1.2 million 2005
135 Mongolia 1.2 million 2005
136 Liberia 1.2 million 2005
137 Jamaica 1.17 million 2005
138 Latvia 1.09 million 2005
139 Slovenia 1.03 million 2005
140 Oman 956,903.3 2005
141 Estonia 663,273.8 2005
142 The Gambia 657,713.4 2005
143 Namibia 647,487.8 2005
144 Guinea-Bissau 636,033.8 2005
145 Lesotho 633,701.2 2005
146 Trinidad and Tobago 627,998.3 2005
147 Botswana 615,224.8 2005
148 Gabon 596,516.2 2005
149 Mauritius 568,194.4 2005
150 Qatar 471,969.9 2005
151 East Timor 394,980 2005
152 Fiji 386,285.7 2005
153 Cyprus 375,216.6 2005
154 Bahrain 337,278.8 2005
155 Swaziland 337,152.2 2005
156 Guyana 329,610.7 2005
157 Djibouti 314,646.3 2005
158 Macau 258,697.8 2005
159 Comoros 252,300.8 2005
160 Bhutan 248,695.2 2005
161 Luxembourg 201,836 2005
162 Equatorial Guinea 196,849.1 2005
163 Solomon Islands 194,572.9 2005
164 Iceland 176,805.7 2005
165 Malta 169,612.4 2005
166 Cape Verde 164,556.1 2005
167 Brunei 163,706.7 2005
168 The Bahamas 156,068.8 2005
169 Barbados 155,562 2005
170 Suriname 152,370.5 2005
171 Maldives 117,311.6 2005
172 Belize 116,083 2005
173 French Polynesia 111,482.6 2005
174 Vanuatu 106,524.5 2005
175 New Caledonia 97,495.65 2005
176 Netherlands Antilles 82,559.78 2005
177 Guam 78,464.01 2005
178 Saint Lucia 78,105.24 2005
179 Samoa 64,985.62 2005
180 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 56,613.98 2005
181 Virgin Islands 50,810.29 2005
182 Sao Tome and Principe 49,167.46 2005
183 Tonga 39,864.73 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Force > Total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Force/Total

Labor > Force > Total: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Labor > Force > Total

  • China has had the highest force > total since 1980.
  • India ranked first for force > total amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • United States ranked first for force > total amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Indonesia ranked first for force > total amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for force > total amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Tonga has ranked last for force > total since 1983.
  • Germany ranked first for force > total amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Brazil ranked first for force > total amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Nigeria ranked first for force > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
  • Ethiopia ranked first for force > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Mexico ranked first for force > total amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2005.
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