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Labor > Labor force, total per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older 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 Qatar 751.84 2012
2 Netherlands 690.48 2012
3 United Arab Emirates 678.71 2012
4 Burma 630.65 2012
5 Macau 626.66 2012
6 North Korea 609.33 2012
7 Vietnam 595.43 2012
8 Thailand 590.3 2012
9 Iceland 586.76 2012
10 China 583.13 2012
11 The Bahamas 580.78 2012
12 Switzerland 580.27 2012
13 Barbados 577.58 2012
14 Singapore 568.8 2012
15 Cambodia 567.33 2012
16 Bahrain 562.84 2012
17 Canada 554.5 2012
18 New Zealand 540.64 2012
19 Peru 538.96 2012
20 Kazakhstan 538.2 2012
21 Russia 536.9 2012
22 Sweden 533.9 2012
23 Georgia 533.02 2012
24 Norway 532.93 2012
25 Australia 529.28 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 529.01 2012
26 Equatorial Guinea 528.67 2012
27 Brazil 527.27 2012
28 Cyprus 526.05 2012
29 Saint Lucia 523.04 2012
30 Hong Kong 521.42 2012
31 Denmark 521.22 2012
32 Estonia 521.04 2012
33 Austria 520.61 2012
34 Portugal 519.86 2012
35 Germany 519.27 2012
36 Zimbabwe 516.29 2012
37 Bhutan 515.98 2012
38 South Korea 515.26 2012
39 Lithuania 514.32 2012
40 Latvia 514.28 2012
41 United Kingdom 512.08 2012
42 Japan 511.76 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 511.47 2012
43 Kuwait 511.4 2012
44 Uruguay 511.37 2012
45 Azerbaijan 510.06 2012
46 Botswana 508.14 2012
47 Madagascar 508.1 2012
48 Trinidad and Tobago 507.33 2012
49 Ukraine 507.2 2012
50 Slovakia 505.73 2012
51 United States 505.51 2012
52 Spain 503.7 2012
53 Czech Republic 502.41 2012
54 Finland 502.34 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 501.66 2012
55 Laos 499.7 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 499.26 2012
56 Armenia 498.64 2012
57 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 498.53 2012
58 Namibia 498.43 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 497.55 2012
59 Slovenia 496.18 2012
European Union average (profile) 495.25 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 494.12 2012
60 Tanzania 491.92 2012
61 Bangladesh 491.54 2012
62 European Union 491.18 2012
Europe average (profile) 490.37 2012
63 Rwanda 485.38 2012
64 Colombia 484.39 2012
65 Chile 484.3 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 483.8 2012
66 Eritrea 481.97 2012
67 Oman 481.36 2012
68 Poland 480.76 2012
69 Indonesia 479.53 2012
70 Costa Rica 478.4 2012
71 Romania 478.27 2012
72 Brunei 477.4 2012
73 Ecuador 476.83 2012
74 Luxembourg 476.28 2012
75 Ethiopia 475.22 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 473.63 2012
76 Cuba 473.02 2012
77 Belarus 472.87 2012
78 Ireland 472.31 2012
79 Maldives 471.98 2012
80 Paraguay 471.91 2012
81 Central African Republic 471.68 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 470.94 2012
82 Togo 470.09 2012
83 Cape Verde 469.27 2012
84 Bolivia 468.92 2012
85 Kyrgyzstan 468.3 2012
86 Mauritius 467.79 2012
87 Panama 467.35 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 467.02 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 463.65 2012
88 Venezuela 462.57 2012
89 Israel 461.65 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 460.93 2012
90 Burundi 460.38 2012
91 Guam 459.95 2012
92 Bulgaria 459.15 2012
93 Argentina 458.8 2012
94 France 458.57 2012
95 Republic of Macedonia 457.94 2012
96 Jamaica 457.12 2012
97 Mongolia 454.47 2012
98 Greece 454.35 2012
99 Burkina Faso 453.7 2012
100 Malawi 452.81 2012
101 Dominican Republic 450.86 2012
102 Papua New Guinea 445.58 2012
103 Vanuatu 444.02 2012
104 Malta 443.8 2012
105 Hungary 442.26 2012
106 Belgium 440.53 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 439.93 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 439.16 2012
107 Mexico 437.31 2012
108 New Caledonia 436.97 2012
109 Turkmenistan 436.67 2012
110 Uzbekistan 436.57 2012
111 Croatia 436.13 2012
112 Tajikistan 434.96 2012
113 Malaysia 434.95 2012
114 Albania 433.47 2012
115 Senegal 431.9 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 430.41 2012
116 Belize 430.34 2012
117 French Polynesia 430.15 2012
118 El Salvador 430.15 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 429.4 2012
119 Guinea-Bissau 427.82 2012
120 Philippines 426.84 2012
121 Ghana 424.94 2012
122 Haiti 424.08 2012
123 Zambia 422.96 2012
124 Italy 421.19 2012
125 Nicaragua 420.46 2012
126 The Gambia 419.29 2012
127 Lesotho 416.81 2012
128 Benin 415.32 2012
129 Guinea 413.74 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 413.66 2012
130 Sri Lanka 411.67 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 410.23 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 409.62 2012
131 Republic of the Congo 407.46 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 403.77 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 403.64 2012
132 Honduras 401.77 2012
South Asia average (profile) 401.41 2012
133 Tonga 401.08 2012
134 Guatemala 400.21 2012
135 Uganda 399.31 2012
136 Cameroon 399.02 2012
137 Solomon Islands 395.32 2012
138 Democratic Republic of the Congo 394.65 2012
139 Cote d'Ivoire 393.81 2012
140 Suriname 393.32 2012
141 Sierra Leone 392.1 2012
142 India 391.65 2012
143 Fiji 391.17 2012
144 Guyana 388.21 2012
145 Kenya 386.71 2012
146 Bosnia and Herzegovina 378.95 2012
147 Nepal 376.88 2012
148 Libya 374.59 2012
149 Gabon 372.76 2012
150 Lebanon 369.87 2012
151 Chad 368.61 2012
152 Saudi Arabia 367.04 2012
153 Angola 366.4 2012
154 Turkey 365.56 2012
failed states average (profile) 365.16 2012
155 South Africa 365.06 2012
156 Tunisia 364.69 2012
157 Morocco 360.77 2012
158 Pakistan 355.98 2012
159 Sao Tome and Principe 354.47 2012
160 Swaziland 353.76 2012
161 Liberia 349.62 2012
162 Mali 348.36 2012
163 Djibouti 342.68 2012
164 Iran 341.9 2012
165 Puerto Rico 340.07 2012
166 Egypt 336.88 2012
167 Moldova 333.92 2012
168 Comoros 333.13 2012
169 Niger 323.55 2012
170 Mauritania 321.63 2012
171 Algeria 317.18 2012
172 Sudan 313.09 2012
173 Nigeria 311.8 2012
174 Somalia 295.37 2012
175 Yemen 287.52 2012
176 Syria 281.85 2012
177 Mozambique 274.72 2012
178 Jordan 272.06 2012
179 Samoa 257.17 2012
180 Afghanistan 251.88 2012
181 Iraq 251.05 2012
182 East Timor 204.48 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Labor force, total per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market 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/Labor-force,-total-per-1000

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