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Labor > Labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total labor force figure.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 819.5 million 2010
2 India 478.3 million 2010
3 European Union 225.4 million 2010
4 United States 154.9 million 2010
5 Indonesia 116.5 million 2010
6 Brazil 103.6 million 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 81.38 million 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 80.46 million 2010
7 Russia 75.55 million 2010
8 Bangladesh 73.87 million 2010
9 Japan 65.7 million 2010
10 Pakistan 55.77 million 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 52.46 million 2010
11 Nigeria 48.33 million 2010
12 Mexico 46.99 million 2010
13 Vietnam 46.21 million 2010
14 Germany 43.35 million 2010
15 Philippines 38.9 million 2010
16 Thailand 38.7 million 2010
17 Ethiopia 37.9 million 2007
18 Burma 31.68 million 2010
19 United Kingdom 31.45 million 2010
20 France 28.21 million 2010
21 Egypt 26.1 million 2010
22 Iran 25.7 million 2010
23 Italy 25.05 million 2010
24 Turkey 24.73 million 2010
25 South Korea 24.62 million 2010
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo 23.53 million 2007
27 Spain 22.96 million 2010
28 Ukraine 22.06 million 2010
29 Tanzania 21.86 million 2010
30 Colombia 21.27 million 2010
31 Canada 18.59 million 2010
32 Nepal 18 million 2009
33 Kenya 17.94 million 2010
34 South Africa 17.32 million 2010
35 Poland 17 million 2010
36 Argentina 16.62 million 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.56 million 2010
37 Uzbekistan 16 million 2010
38 Uganda 15.51 million 2010
39 Afghanistan 15 million 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 13.82 million 2007
40 Venezuela 13.3 million 2010
failed states average (profile) 13.03 million 2007
41 North Korea 12.2 million 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 12.16 million 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 12.11 million 2007
42 Sudan 11.92 million 2007
43 Morocco 11.63 million 2010
=44 Malaysia 11.62 million 2010
=44 Australia 11.62 million 2010
46 Taiwan 11.07 million 2010
47 Peru 10.58 million 2010
48 Ghana 10.56 million 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 10.55 million 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 10.37 million 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 10.28 million 2010
49 Algeria 9.88 million 2010
50 Mozambique 9.87 million 2010
51 Madagascar 9.5 million 2007
52 Romania 9.35 million 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 9.28 million 2010
European Union average (profile) 9.09 million 2010
53 Cambodia 8.8 million 2010
54 Kazakhstan 8.72 million 2010
55 Iraq 8.5 million 2009
56 Sri Lanka 8.1 million 2010
57 Angola 7.98 million 2010
58 Netherlands 7.86 million 2010
59 Cameroon 7.84 million 2010
60 Cote d'Ivoire 7.62 million 2010
61 Chile 7.58 million 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 7.42 million 2010
62 Saudi Arabia 7.34 million 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.87 million 2007
63 Yemen 6.83 million 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.8 million 2007
64 Burkina Faso 6.67 million 2007
65 Azerbaijan 5.87 million 2010
66 Malawi 5.75 million 2007
67 Portugal 5.57 million 2010
68 Senegal 5.53 million 2010
69 Syria 5.53 million 2010
70 Zambia 5.52 million 2010
71 Mali 5.4 million 2007
72 Benin 5.38 million 2007
73 Czech Republic 5.37 million 2010
74 Cuba 5.16 million 2010
75 Greece 5.05 million 2010
76 Belgium 5.02 million 2010
77 Belarus 5 million 2009
78 Sweden 4.93 million 2010
79 Niger 4.69 million 2007
80 Switzerland 4.62 million 2010
81 Bolivia 4.61 million 2010
82 Ecuador 4.59 million 2010
83 Dominican Republic 4.5 million 2010
84 Rwanda 4.45 million 2007
85 Guinea 4.39 million 2007
86 Hungary 4.3 million 2010
87 Chad 4.29 million 2007
88 Guatemala 4.26 million 2010
89 Burundi 4.25 million 2007
90 United Arab Emirates 3.91 million 2010
91 Zimbabwe 3.85 million 2010
92 Tunisia 3.83 million 2010
93 Papua New Guinea 3.81 million 2010
=94 Hong Kong 3.7 million 2010
=94 Austria 3.7 million 2010
96 Laos 3.69 million 2010
97 Haiti 3.64 million 2007
98 Somalia 3.45 million 2007
99 Bulgaria 3.4 million 2009
100 Honduras 3.39 million 2010
101 Israel 3.08 million 2010
102 Singapore 3.08 million 2010
103 Paraguay 3.04 million 2010
104 Serbia and Montenegro 2.95 million 2010
105 El Salvador 2.94 million 2010
106 Denmark 2.82 million 2010
107 Finland 2.68 million 2010
108 Slovakia 2.67 million 2010
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.6 million 2010
110 Togo 2.6 million 2007
111 Norway 2.59 million 2010
112 Kyrgyzstan 2.34 million 2007
113 Nicaragua 2.34 million 2010
114 New Zealand 2.32 million 2010
115 Turkmenistan 2.3 million 2008
116 Sierra Leone 2.21 million 2007
117 Costa Rica 2.17 million 2010
118 Kuwait 2.15 million 2010
119 Ireland 2.15 million 2010
120 Tajikistan 2.1 million 2009
121 Georgia 2.02 million 2007
122 Eritrea 1.94 million 2007
123 Central African Republic 1.93 million 2007
124 Croatia 1.76 million 2010
125 Libya 1.73 million 2010
126 Jordan 1.72 million 2010
127 Uruguay 1.64 million 2010
128 Lithuania 1.63 million 2010
129 Congo, Republic of the 1.51 million 2007
130 Panama 1.49 million 2010
131 Lebanon 1.48 million 2007
132 Puerto Rico 1.48 million 2007
133 Liberia 1.37 million 2007
134 Mauritania 1.32 million 2007
135 Jamaica 1.32 million 2010
136 Qatar 1.25 million 2010
137 Moldova 1.2 million 2010
138 Armenia 1.2 million 2007
139 Latvia 1.18 million 2010
140 Mongolia 1.07 million 2008
141 Albania 1.06 million 2010
142 Oman 968,800 2007
143 Slovenia 930,000 2010
144 Lesotho 854,600 2007
145 The Gambia 777,100 2007
146 Namibia 729,000 2010
147 Gabon 712,000 2010
148 Estonia 688,000 2010
149 Botswana 685,300 2007
150 Guinea-Bissau 632,700 2007
151 Trinidad and Tobago 631,000 2010
152 Bahrain 611,000 2010
153 West Bank 605,000 2006
154 Mauritius 597,000 2010
155 Swaziland 457,900 2007
156 East Timor 414,200 2007
157 Cyprus 400,000 2010
158 Djibouti 351,700 2007
159 Fiji 335,000 2007
160 Guyana 333,900 2007
161 Macau 322,000 2009
162 Bhutan 299,900 2008
163 Reunion 299,000 2002
164 Comoros 268,500 2007
165 Gaza Strip 267,000 2006
166 Luxembourg 206,000 2010
167 Solomon Islands 202,500 2007
168 Cape Verde 196,100 2007
169 Equatorial Guinea 195,200 2007
170 Guadeloupe 191,400 1999
171 Brunei 188,800 2008
172 The Bahamas 184,000 2009
173 Iceland 178,800 2010
174 Barbados 175,000 2007
175 Malta 174,000 2009
176 Martinique 165,900 1998
177 Suriname 165,600 2007
178 Belize 120,500 2008
179 French Polynesia 116,000 2007
180 Vanuatu 115,900 2007
181 Maldives 110,000 2010
182 New Caledonia 102,600 2007
183 Netherlands Antilles 83,600 2005
184 Guam 82,950 2007
185 Saint Lucia 79,700 2007
186 Samoa 66,270 2007
187 French Guiana 62,630 1999
188 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57,520 2007
189 Jersey 53,560 2006
190 Sao Tome and Principe 52,490 2007
191 Virgin Islands 49,820 2007
192 Mayotte 44,560 2002
193 Monaco 44,000 2005
194 Grenada 42,300 1996
195 Andorra 42,220 2008
196 Aruba 41,500 2004
197 Tonga 39,960 2007
198 Seychelles 39,560 2006
199 Cayman Islands 39,000 2007
200 Northern Mariana Islands 38,450 2005
201 Bermuda 38,360 2004
202 Faroe Islands 34,680 2008
203 Liechtenstein 32,880 2009
204 Guernsey 31,470 2006
205 Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 1991
206 Greenland 28,240 2007
207 Dominica 25,000 2000
208 San Marino 22,950 2009
209 Saint Kitts and Nevis 18,170 1997
210 American Samoa 17,630 2005
211 Federated States of Micronesia 16,360 2008
212 Marshall Islands 14,680 2000
213 British Virgin Islands 12,770 2004
214 Gibraltar 12,690 2001
215 Western Sahara 12,000 2005
216 Palau 9,777 2005
217 Kiribati 7,870 2001
218 Cook Islands 6,820 2001
219 Anguilla 6,049 2001
220 Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 1990
221 Montserrat 4,521 2000
222 Tuvalu 3,615 2004
223 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3,450 2005
224 Wallis and Futuna 3,104 2003
225 Saint Helena 2,486 1998
226 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,724 1996
227 Norfolk Island 1,345 2006
228 Svalbard 1,234 2003
229 Niue 663 2001
230 Tokelau 440 2001
231 Pitcairn Islands 15 2004

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COUNTRIES COVERED
A note 21
By occupation 205
Female > % of total labor force 175
Note 26
Total 175
SUBCATEGORIES
By occupation 5 stats
SUBCATEGORIES
By occupation 5 stats
STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
A note 21
By occupation 205
Female > % of total labor force 175
Note 26
Total 175

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