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Labor > Force > Total > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Arab Emirates 0.601 per capita 2005
2 Iceland 0.596 per capita 2005
3 China 0.595 per capita 2005
4 Qatar 0.581 per capita 2005
5 Barbados 0.577 per capita 2005
6 Switzerland 0.564 per capita 2005
7 Macau 0.562 per capita 2005
8 Moldova 0.557 per capita 2005
9 Thailand 0.556 per capita 2005
=10 Canada 0.546 per capita 2005
=10 Norway 0.546 per capita 2005
12 Burma 0.543 per capita 2005
13 Kuwait 0.542 per capita 2005
14 Kazakhstan 0.536 per capita 2005
=15 Vietnam 0.53 per capita 2005
=15 Uruguay 0.53 per capita 2005
=17 Netherlands 0.528 per capita 2005
=17 Hong Kong 0.528 per capita 2005
19 Portugal 0.527 per capita 2005
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.526 per capita 2005
21 New Zealand 0.525 per capita 2005
=22 Denmark 0.524 per capita 2005
=22 United States 0.524 per capita 2005
24 Japan 0.521 per capita 2005
25 Sweden 0.519 per capita 2005
26 Slovenia 0.516 per capita 2005
27 Russia 0.512 per capita 2005
28 Singapore 0.51 per capita 2005
=29 Australia 0.509 per capita 2005
=29 United Kingdom 0.509 per capita 2005
=31 Czech Republic 0.508 per capita 2005
=31 Burundi 0.508 per capita 2005
33 Finland 0.506 per capita 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.506 per capita 2005
34 South Korea 0.505 per capita 2005
=35 Vanuatu 0.504 per capita 2005
=35 Georgia 0.504 per capita 2005
37 Tanzania 0.503 per capita 2005
38 Ireland 0.501 per capita 2005
=39 Slovakia 0.497 per capita 2005
=39 Colombia 0.497 per capita 2005
=39 Germany 0.497 per capita 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.496 per capita 2005
42 Cyprus 0.495 per capita 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.494 per capita 2005
43 Estonia 0.493 per capita 2005
44 Azerbaijan 0.492 per capita 2005
45 Guinea 0.491 per capita 2005
46 Brazil 0.49 per capita 2005
47 Belarus 0.489 per capita 2005
48 Serbia and Montenegro 0.488 per capita 2005
49 Indonesia 0.486 per capita 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 0.485 per capita 2005
50 Cambodia 0.485 per capita 2005
51 Venezuela 0.484 per capita 2005
Europe average (profile) 0.484 per capita 2005
=52 The Bahamas 0.483 per capita 2005
=52 Austria 0.483 per capita 2005
=54 Ecuador 0.481 per capita 2005
=54 Trinidad and Tobago 0.481 per capita 2005
=54 Spain 0.481 per capita 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 0.479 per capita 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 0.478 per capita 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.478 per capita 2005
=57 Peru 0.477 per capita 2005
=57 Cuba 0.477 per capita 2005
European Union average (profile) 0.476 per capita 2005
59 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.476 per capita 2005
=60 Lithuania 0.475 per capita 2005
=60 Latvia 0.475 per capita 2005
=60 North Korea 0.475 per capita 2005
=63 Argentina 0.474 per capita 2005
=63 Saint Lucia 0.474 per capita 2005
=63 Ukraine 0.474 per capita 2005
=63 Romania 0.474 per capita 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.472 per capita 2005
67 Mongolia 0.47 per capita 2005
68 Mozambique 0.469 per capita 2005
=69 Virgin Islands 0.467 per capita 2005
=69 Paraguay 0.467 per capita 2005
=71 Bahrain 0.464 per capita 2005
=71 Greece 0.464 per capita 2005
=73 Rwanda 0.463 per capita 2005
=73 Guam 0.463 per capita 2005
75 Madagascar 0.461 per capita 2005
76 Malawi 0.46 per capita 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.459 per capita 2005
77 Mauritius 0.457 per capita 2005
78 Fiji 0.456 per capita 2005
=79 Turkmenistan 0.454 per capita 2005
=79 Panama 0.454 per capita 2005
=79 Poland 0.454 per capita 2005
82 Bolivia 0.453 per capita 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.452 per capita 2005
=83 Central African Republic 0.452 per capita 2005
=83 Costa Rica 0.452 per capita 2005
=83 Netherlands Antilles 0.452 per capita 2005
=83 Kenya 0.452 per capita 2005
87 Bangladesh 0.45 per capita 2005
88 Philippines 0.447 per capita 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.445 per capita 2005
89 France 0.445 per capita 2005
=90 Ethiopia 0.443 per capita 2005
=90 Zimbabwe 0.443 per capita 2005
=90 Ghana 0.443 per capita 2005
93 Luxembourg 0.442 per capita 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.442 per capita 2005
=94 Burkina Faso 0.441 per capita 2005
=94 Angola 0.441 per capita 2005
=94 Kyrgyzstan 0.441 per capita 2005
=97 Jamaica 0.44 per capita 2005
=97 Croatia 0.44 per capita 2005
99 Guyana 0.439 per capita 2005
100 Brunei 0.438 per capita 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 0.437 per capita 2005
101 Papua New Guinea 0.437 per capita 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.436 per capita 2005
=102 Malaysia 0.435 per capita 2005
=102 Albania 0.435 per capita 2005
=102 Honduras 0.435 per capita 2005
=105 The Gambia 0.434 per capita 2005
=105 French Polynesia 0.434 per capita 2005
=107 Uzbekistan 0.431 per capita 2005
=107 Gabon 0.431 per capita 2005
109 Haiti 0.43 per capita 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 0.43 per capita 2005
110 Belgium 0.429 per capita 2005
=111 Somalia 0.428 per capita 2005
=111 Sri Lanka 0.428 per capita 2005
113 Sierra Leone 0.427 per capita 2005
=114 Armenia 0.425 per capita 2005
=114 Niger 0.425 per capita 2005
116 Zambia 0.424 per capita 2005
=117 Malta 0.42 per capita 2005
=117 Comoros 0.42 per capita 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.418 per capita 2005
=119 Italy 0.417 per capita 2005
=119 Hungary 0.417 per capita 2005
=119 South Africa 0.417 per capita 2005
=122 Laos 0.416 per capita 2005
=122 New Caledonia 0.416 per capita 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.414 per capita 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.413 per capita 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 0.413 per capita 1999
124 Uganda 0.412 per capita 2005
125 Mexico 0.41 per capita 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.409 per capita 2005
126 Algeria 0.408 per capita 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.407 per capita 2005
127 Solomon Islands 0.407 per capita 2005
=128 Dominican Republic 0.406 per capita 2005
=128 Eritrea 0.406 per capita 2005
130 East Timor 0.405 per capita 2005
=131 Mali 0.404 per capita 2005
=131 Iran 0.404 per capita 2005
133 El Salvador 0.403 per capita 2005
134 Bulgaria 0.402 per capita 2005
135 Guinea-Bissau 0.401 per capita 2005
136 Chile 0.4 per capita 2005
South Asia average (profile) 0.4 per capita 2005
=137 Libya 0.399 per capita 2005
=137 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.399 per capita 2005
=139 Belize 0.398 per capita 2005
=139 Syria 0.398 per capita 2005
=141 India 0.397 per capita 2005
=141 Djibouti 0.397 per capita 2005
=143 Israel 0.394 per capita 2005
=143 Senegal 0.394 per capita 2005
145 Togo 0.393 per capita 2005
146 Mauritania 0.392 per capita 2005
=147 Equatorial Guinea 0.391 per capita 2005
=147 Benin 0.391 per capita 2005
=149 Tonga 0.39 per capita 2005
=149 Bhutan 0.39 per capita 2005
failed states average (profile) 0.39 per capita 2005
151 Nepal 0.388 per capita 2005
152 Cameroon 0.386 per capita 2005
153 Tunisia 0.384 per capita 2005
154 Congo, Republic of the 0.377 per capita 2005
155 Chad 0.376 per capita 2005
=156 Cote d'Ivoire 0.374 per capita 2005
=156 Puerto Rico 0.374 per capita 2005
158 Oman 0.373 per capita 2005
159 Nicaragua 0.371 per capita 2005
160 Turkey 0.37 per capita 2005
161 Morocco 0.369 per capita 2005
162 Liberia 0.364 per capita 2005
163 Pakistan 0.363 per capita 2005
164 Maldives 0.356 per capita 2005
165 Lesotho 0.353 per capita 2005
=166 Lebanon 0.351 per capita 2005
=166 Samoa 0.351 per capita 2005
168 Botswana 0.349 per capita 2005
169 Afghanistan 0.344 per capita 1989
170 Jordan 0.341 per capita 2005
=171 Nigeria 0.339 per capita 2005
=171 Suriname 0.339 per capita 2005
173 Tajikistan 0.328 per capita 2005
174 Cape Verde 0.325 per capita 2005
175 Guatemala 0.324 per capita 2005
176 Saudi Arabia 0.322 per capita 2005
177 Namibia 0.319 per capita 2005
178 Sao Tome and Principe 0.314 per capita 2005
179 Egypt 0.309 per capita 2005
180 Swaziland 0.298 per capita 2005
181 Sudan 0.29 per capita 2005
182 Yemen 0.283 per capita 2005
183 Iraq 0.275 per capita 1999

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Force > Total > Per capita. 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/Per-capita

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