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Labor > Labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total labor force figure.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 ChinaChina 819.5 million 2010
2 IndiaIndia 478.3 million 2010
3 European UnionEuropean Union 225.4 million 2010
4 United StatesUnited States 154.9 million 2010
5 IndonesiaIndonesia 116.5 million 2010
6 BrazilBrazil 103.6 million 2010
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 81.38 million 2010
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 80.46 million 2010
7 RussiaRussia 75.55 million 2010
8 BangladeshBangladesh 73.87 million 2010
9 JapanJapan 65.7 million 2010
10 PakistanPakistan 55.77 million 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 52.46 million 2010
11 NigeriaNigeria 48.33 million 2010
12 MexicoMexico 46.99 million 2010
13 VietnamVietnam 46.21 million 2010
14 GermanyGermany 43.35 million 2010
15 PhilippinesPhilippines 38.9 million 2010
16 ThailandThailand 38.7 million 2010
17 EthiopiaEthiopia 37.9 million 2007
18 BurmaBurma 31.68 million 2010
19 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 31.45 million 2010
20 FranceFrance 28.21 million 2010
21 EgyptEgypt 26.1 million 2010
22 IranIran 25.7 million 2010
23 ItalyItaly 25.05 million 2010
24 TurkeyTurkey 24.73 million 2010
25 South KoreaSouth Korea 24.62 million 2010
26 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 23.53 million 2007
27 SpainSpain 22.96 million 2010
28 UkraineUkraine 22.06 million 2010
29 TanzaniaTanzania 21.86 million 2010
30 ColombiaColombia 21.27 million 2010
31 CanadaCanada 18.59 million 2010
32 NepalNepal 18 million 2009
33 KenyaKenya 17.94 million 2010
34 South AfricaSouth Africa 17.32 million 2010
35 PolandPoland 17 million 2010
36 ArgentinaArgentina 16.62 million 2010
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 16.56 million 2010
37 UzbekistanUzbekistan 16 million 2010
38 UgandaUganda 15.51 million 2010
39 AfghanistanAfghanistan 15 million 2004
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 13.82 million 2007
40 VenezuelaVenezuela 13.3 million 2010
Failed states averageFailed states average 13.03 million 2007
41 North KoreaNorth Korea 12.2 million 2009
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 12.16 million 2010
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 12.11 million 2007
42 SudanSudan 11.92 million 2007
43 MoroccoMorocco 11.63 million 2010
44 MalaysiaMalaysia 11.62 million 2010
45 AustraliaAustralia 11.62 million 2010
46 TaiwanTaiwan 11.07 million 2010
47 PeruPeru 10.58 million 2010
48 GhanaGhana 10.56 million 2010
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 10.55 million 2007
NATO countries averageNATO average 10.37 million 2010
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 10.28 million 2010
49 AlgeriaAlgeria 9.88 million 2010
50 MozambiqueMozambique 9.87 million 2010
51 MadagascarMadagascar 9.5 million 2007
52 RomaniaRomania 9.35 million 2010
Eurozone averageEurozone average 9.28 million 2010
European Union averageEuropean Union average 9.09 million 2010
53 CambodiaCambodia 8.8 million 2010
54 KazakhstanKazakhstan 8.72 million 2010
55 IraqIraq 8.5 million 2009
56 Sri LankaSri Lanka 8.1 million 2010
57 AngolaAngola 7.98 million 2010
58 NetherlandsNetherlands 7.86 million 2010
59 CameroonCameroon 7.84 million 2010
60 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 7.62 million 2010
61 ChileChile 7.58 million 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 7.42 million 2010
62 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 7.34 million 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 6.87 million 2007
63 YemenYemen 6.83 million 2010
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 6.8 million 2007
64 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 6.67 million 2007
65 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 5.87 million 2010
66 MalawiMalawi 5.75 million 2007
67 PortugalPortugal 5.57 million 2010
68 SenegalSenegal 5.53 million 2010
69 SyriaSyria 5.53 million 2010
70 ZambiaZambia 5.52 million 2010
71 MaliMali 5.4 million 2007
72 BeninBenin 5.38 million 2007
73 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 5.37 million 2010
74 CubaCuba 5.16 million 2010
75 GreeceGreece 5.05 million 2010
76 BelgiumBelgium 5.02 million 2010
77 BelarusBelarus 5 million 2009
78 SwedenSweden 4.93 million 2010
79 NigerNiger 4.69 million 2007
80 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 4.62 million 2010
81 BoliviaBolivia 4.61 million 2010
82 EcuadorEcuador 4.59 million 2010
83 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 4.5 million 2010
84 RwandaRwanda 4.45 million 2007
85 GuineaGuinea 4.39 million 2007
86 HungaryHungary 4.3 million 2010
87 ChadChad 4.29 million 2007
88 GuatemalaGuatemala 4.26 million 2010
89 BurundiBurundi 4.25 million 2007
90 United Arab EmiratesUAE 3.91 million 2010
91 ZimbabweZimbabwe 3.85 million 2010
92 TunisiaTunisia 3.83 million 2010
93 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 3.81 million 2010
94 Hong KongHong Kong 3.7 million 2010
95 AustriaAustria 3.7 million 2010
96 LaosLaos 3.69 million 2010
97 HaitiHaiti 3.64 million 2007
98 SomaliaSomalia 3.45 million 2007
99 BulgariaBulgaria 3.4 million 2009
100 HondurasHonduras 3.39 million 2010
101 IsraelIsrael 3.08 million 2010
102 SingaporeSingapore 3.08 million 2010
103 ParaguayParaguay 3.04 million 2010
104 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 2.95 million 2010
105 El SalvadorEl Salvador 2.94 million 2010
106 DenmarkDenmark 2.82 million 2010
107 FinlandFinland 2.68 million 2010
108 SlovakiaSlovakia 2.67 million 2010
109 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 2.6 million 2010
110 TogoTogo 2.6 million 2007
111 NorwayNorway 2.59 million 2010
112 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 2.34 million 2007
113 NicaraguaNicaragua 2.34 million 2010
114 New ZealandNew Zealand 2.32 million 2010
115 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 2.3 million 2008
116 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2.21 million 2007
117 Costa RicaCosta Rica 2.17 million 2010
118 KuwaitKuwait 2.15 million 2010
119 IrelandIreland 2.15 million 2010
120 TajikistanTajikistan 2.1 million 2009
121 GeorgiaGeorgia 2.02 million 2007
122 EritreaEritrea 1.94 million 2007
123 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1.93 million 2007
124 CroatiaCroatia 1.76 million 2010
125 LibyaLibya 1.73 million 2010
126 JordanJordan 1.72 million 2010
127 UruguayUruguay 1.64 million 2010
128 LithuaniaLithuania 1.63 million 2010
129 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 1.51 million 2007
130 PanamaPanama 1.49 million 2010
131 LebanonLebanon 1.48 million 2007
132 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 1.48 million 2007
133 LiberiaLiberia 1.37 million 2007
134 MauritaniaMauritania 1.32 million 2007
135 JamaicaJamaica 1.32 million 2010
136 QatarQatar 1.25 million 2010
137 MoldovaMoldova 1.2 million 2010
138 ArmeniaArmenia 1.2 million 2007
139 LatviaLatvia 1.18 million 2010
140 MongoliaMongolia 1.07 million 2008
141 AlbaniaAlbania 1.06 million 2010
142 OmanOman 968,800 2007
143 SloveniaSlovenia 930,000 2010
144 LesothoLesotho 854,600 2007
145 The GambiaThe Gambia 777,100 2007
146 NamibiaNamibia 729,000 2010
147 GabonGabon 712,000 2010
148 EstoniaEstonia 688,000 2010
149 BotswanaBotswana 685,300 2007
150 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 632,700 2007
151 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 631,000 2010
152 BahrainBahrain 611,000 2010
153 West BankWest Bank 605,000 2006
154 MauritiusMauritius 597,000 2010
155 SwazilandSwaziland 457,900 2007
156 East TimorEast Timor 414,200 2007
157 CyprusCyprus 400,000 2010
158 DjiboutiDjibouti 351,700 2007
159 FijiFiji 335,000 2007
160 GuyanaGuyana 333,900 2007
161 MacauMacau 322,000 2009
162 BhutanBhutan 299,900 2008
163 ReunionReunion 299,000 2002
164 ComorosComoros 268,500 2007
165 Gaza StripGaza Strip 267,000 2006
166 LuxembourgLuxembourg 206,000 2010
167 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 202,500 2007
168 Cape VerdeCape Verde 196,100 2007
169 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 195,200 2007
170 GuadeloupeGuadeloupe 191,400 1999
171 BruneiBrunei 188,800 2008
172 The BahamasThe Bahamas 184,000 2009
173 IcelandIceland 178,800 2010
174 BarbadosBarbados 175,000 2007
175 MaltaMalta 174,000 2009
176 MartiniqueMartinique 165,900 1998
177 SurinameSuriname 165,600 2007
178 BelizeBelize 120,500 2008
179 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 116,000 2007
180 VanuatuVanuatu 115,900 2007
181 MaldivesMaldives 110,000 2010
182 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 102,600 2007
183 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 83,600 2005
184 GuamGuam 82,950 2007
185 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 79,700 2007
186 SamoaSamoa 66,270 2007
187 French GuianaFrench Guiana 62,630 1999
188 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 57,520 2007
189 JerseyJersey 53,560 2006
190 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 52,490 2007
191 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 49,820 2007
192 MayotteMayotte 44,560 2002
193 MonacoMonaco 44,000 2005
194 GrenadaGrenada 42,300 1996
195 AndorraAndorra 42,220 2008
196 ArubaAruba 41,500 2004
197 TongaTonga 39,960 2007
198 SeychellesSeychelles 39,560 2006
199 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 39,000 2007
200 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 38,450 2005
201 BermudaBermuda 38,360 2004
202 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 34,680 2008
203 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 32,880 2009
204 GuernseyGuernsey 31,470 2006
205 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 30,000 1991
206 GreenlandGreenland 28,240 2007
207 DominicaDominica 25,000 2000
208 San MarinoSan Marino 22,950 2009
209 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 18,170 1997
210 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 17,630 2005
211 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 16,360 2008
212 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 14,680 2000
213 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. 12,770 2004
214 GibraltarGibraltar 12,690 2001
215 Western SaharaWestern Sahara 12,000 2005
216 PalauPalau 9,777 2005
217 KiribatiKiribati 7,870 2001
218 Cook IslandsCook Islands 6,820 2001
219 AnguillaAnguilla 6,049 2001
220 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 4,848 1990
221 MontserratMontserrat 4,521 2000
222 TuvaluTuvalu 3,615 2004
223 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ 3,450 2005
224 Wallis and FutunaWallis+ 3,104 2003
225 Saint HelenaSaint Helena 2,486 1998
226 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands 1,724 1996
227 Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island 1,345 2006
228 SvalbardSvalbard 1,234 2003
229 NiueNiue 663 2001
230 TokelauTokelau 440 2001
231 Pitcairn IslandsPitcarn 15 2004

Citation

"All countries compared for Labor > Labor force", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-force

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Background

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TOP STATS: Overview, Full name

Cost of living

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Crime

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Disasters

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Economy

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Education

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TOP STATS: Literacy > Total population, Average IQ, Tertiary enrollment and 511 more

Energy

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Environment

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TOP STATS: Marine fish catch, Ecological footprint, CO2 Emissions and 249 more

Geography

All the stats pertaining to the physical features of the country in question can be found here. This implies that if you are looking for the co-ordinates or map references of countries, the land area, climate, boundaries, terrain, natural resources or coastlines, your search ends here.

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TOP STATS: Legal system, Capital city > Geographic coordinates, Constitution and 323 more

Health

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TOP STATS: Obesity, Abortions, Teenage pregnancy and 350 more

Industry

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TOP STATS: Car > Production, Manufacturing output, Heavy truck > Production and 88 more

Labor

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Language

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Lifestyle

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Media

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TOP STATS: Personal computers > Per capita, Television viewing, Broadcast media and 319 more

Military

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People

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Religion

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Sports

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COUNTRIES COVERED
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By occupation 205
Female > % of total labor force 175
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Female > % of total labor force 175
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Where do I find statistics on the total number of workers in the ITC field (Information and telecommunication sector, e.g. computer programers, system analyst, database admin, computer eng., etc.) for each country.

Posted on 02 Jun 2010

Abduljalil Zainal

Abduljalil Zainal

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