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Labor > Force > Total per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Arab Emirates 656.34 2005
2 Moldova 600.22 2005
3 Kuwait 598.4 2005
4 Iceland 595.84 2005
5 China 595.26 2005
6 Qatar 574.76 2005
7 Barbados 568.64 2005
8 Switzerland 563.72 2005
9 Macau 552.6 2005
10 Burma 546.65 2005
11 Norway 546.11 2005
12 Canada 546.1 2005
13 Thailand 544.92 2005
14 Hong Kong 537.95 2005
15 Kazakhstan 536.38 2005
16 Vietnam 534.53 2005
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina 529.66 2005
18 Netherlands 527.66 2005
19 Portugal 527.4 2005
20 Uruguay 526.98 2005
21 United States 526.07 2005
22 Denmark 524.14 2005
23 Japan 521.18 2005
24 New Zealand 520.94 2005
25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 520.59 2005
26 Singapore 519.2 2005
27 Sweden 518.69 2005
28 Georgia 517.48 2005
29 Colombia 517.31 2005
30 Slovenia 516.41 2005
31 Russia 511.56 2005
32 Cambodia 510.43 2005
33 United Kingdom 508.85 2005
34 Vanuatu 508.77 2005
35 Czech Republic 507.84 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 507.23 2005
36 Australia 507.13 2005
37 South Korea 506.36 2005
38 Finland 506.2 2005
39 Ireland 500.44 2005
40 Tanzania 498.14 2005
41 Slovakia 497.21 2005
42 Germany 497.05 2005
43 Guam 495.35 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 494.9 2005
44 Belarus 494.25 2005
45 Burundi 493.51 2005
46 Estonia 492.74 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 492.17 2005
47 Azerbaijan 491.84 2005
48 Brazil 490.55 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 485.5 2005
49 Trinidad and Tobago 484.22 2005
50 Austria 483.64 2005
Europe average (profile) 481.73 2005
51 Peru 481.43 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 481.1 2005
52 Venezuela 480.95 2005
53 Spain 480.53 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 477.67 2005
54 Indonesia 477.61 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 476.08 2005
55 Cuba 475.75 2005
56 Mongolia 475.18 2005
57 Latvia 475.15 2005
58 Argentina 475.08 2005
59 Lithuania 474.64 2005
60 Romania 474.41 2005
61 The Bahamas 474.25 2005
62 Ukraine 473.94 2005
63 Saint Lucia 472.2 2005
European Union average (profile) 470.81 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 470.03 2005
64 Fiji 469.66 2005
65 Madagascar 469.41 2005
66 Paraguay 466.34 2005
67 Greece 463.56 2005
68 Turkmenistan 462.53 2005
69 Ecuador 461.56 2005
70 Guinea 461.22 2005
71 Central African Republic 460.94 2005
72 Sierra Leone 460.37 2005
73 Malawi 458.79 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 458.55 2005
74 Ghana 458.43 2005
75 The Gambia 457.84 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 457.18 2005
76 Mali 457.15 2005
77 Mauritius 457.02 2005
78 El Salvador 456.36 2005
79 Poland 454.29 2005
80 Honduras 454.02 2005
81 Zimbabwe 453.37 2005
82 Costa Rica 452.82 2005
83 Niger 450 2005
84 North Korea 449 2005
85 Guinea-Bissau 447.43 2005
86 Bangladesh 446.21 2005
87 Brunei 445.08 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 444.96 2005
88 Bolivia 444.18 2005
89 Rwanda 443.6 2005
90 Mozambique 442.27 2005
91 Croatia 440.29 2005
92 Jamaica 440.2 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 439.15 2005
93 Kyrgyzstan 439.05 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 438.29 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 437.54 2005
94 French Polynesia 437.39 2005
95 Togo 436.29 2005
96 Panama 435.92 2005
97 Burkina Faso 434.68 2005
98 Luxembourg 433.91 2005
99 Guyana 433.22 2005
100 Kenya 433.06 2005
101 Philippines 432.47 2005
102 Gabon 432.43 2005
103 Zambia 431.53 2005
104 Uzbekistan 431.03 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 430.5 2005
105 Afghanistan 429.35 1989
106 Belgium 429.3 2005
107 France 428.93 2005
108 Sri Lanka 427.73 2005
109 Belize 426.9 2005
110 Malaysia 426.39 2005
111 Albania 425.58 2005
112 Angola 425.05 2005
113 Armenia 424.74 2005
114 Democratic Republic of the Congo 424.59 2005
115 Papua New Guinea 422.15 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 420.46 2005
116 Malta 420 2005
117 Comoros 419.99 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 419.23 1999
Muslim countries average (profile) 418.5 2005
118 Libya 417.83 2005
119 Hungary 417.12 2005
120 Italy 417.01 2005
121 Syria 416.96 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 416.25 2005
122 Nepal 416 2005
123 New Caledonia 415.95 2005
124 Somalia 415.94 2005
125 Ethiopia 414.7 2005
126 Solomon Islands 414.6 2005
127 South Africa 414.44 2005
128 Uganda 412.99 2005
129 Dominican Republic 411.81 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 410.06 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 409.7 2005
130 Senegal 407.33 2005
131 Laos 406.64 2005
132 Djibouti 405.17 2005
133 Benin 402.87 2005
134 Bulgaria 401.89 2005
135 East Timor 401.76 2005
136 Chile 398.6 2005
137 Haiti 395.98 2005
failed states average (profile) 395.8 2005
138 Tonga 394.86 2005
139 Algeria 394.74 2005
140 Maldives 394.22 2005
141 Israel 393.99 2005
142 Turkey 393.24 2005
South Asia average (profile) 393.1 2005
143 Iran 392.61 2005
144 Cote d'Ivoire 390.82 2005
145 India 385.96 2005
146 Tunisia 383.68 2005
147 Bahrain 383.47 2005
148 Puerto Rico 382.84 2005
149 Mauritania 382.37 2005
150 Bhutan 382.36 2005
151 Mexico 381.66 2005
152 Oman 379.37 2005
153 Morocco 369.17 2005
154 Eritrea 368.21 2005
155 Chad 366.12 2005
156 Liberia 365.63 2005
157 Cyprus 363.38 2005
158 Samoa 361.18 2005
159 Pakistan 357.86 2005
160 Lebanon 353.35 2005
161 Nicaragua 349.91 2005
162 Cameroon 346.99 2005
163 Cape Verde 343.79 2005
164 Nigeria 342.93 2005
165 Jordan 340.71 2005
166 Sudan 333.15 2005
167 Lesotho 329.05 2005
168 Botswana 327.98 2005
169 Equatorial Guinea 326.1 2005
170 Guatemala 321.57 2005
171 Namibia 319.43 2005
172 Egypt 318.7 2005
173 Sao Tome and Principe 318 2005
174 Tajikistan 315.63 2005
175 Swaziland 305.21 2005
176 Suriname 305.03 2005
177 Saudi Arabia 301.87 2005
178 Yemen 295.01 2005
179 Iraq 290.91 1999

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Force > Total per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Force/Total-per-1000

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