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Labor > Labor force > Total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation 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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 776.88 million 2008
2 India 449.89 million 2008
3 European Union 241.08 million 2008
4 United States 158.37 million 2008
South Asia average (profile) 118.42 million 2008
5 Indonesia 112.8 million 2008
6 Brazil 99.95 million 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 83.44 million 2008
7 Bangladesh 76.77 million 2008
8 Russia 76.03 million 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 75.37 million 2008
9 Japan 66.88 million 2008
10 Pakistan 55.84 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 53.09 million 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 49.37 million 2008
11 Nigeria 48.62 million 2008
12 Mexico 46.71 million 2008
13 Vietnam 45.61 million 2008
14 Germany 42.38 million 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 38.54 million 2008
15 Thailand 38.49 million 2008
16 Ethiopia 38.15 million 2008
17 Philippines 37.88 million 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 33.72 million 2008
18 United Kingdom 31.49 million 2008
19 France 28.61 million 2008
20 Burma 26.82 million 2008
21 Turkey 25.76 million 2008
22 Italy 25.21 million 2008
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo 24.03 million 2008
24 Ukraine 23.09 million 2008
25 Spain 22.77 million 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 22.43 million 2008
26 Tanzania 20.78 million 2008
27 Argentina 19.07 million 2008
28 South Africa 18.68 million 2008
29 Canada 18.66 million 2008
30 Colombia 18.55 million 2008
31 Kenya 18.17 million 2008
32 Poland 17.65 million 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.51 million 2008
33 Algeria 14.48 million 2008
34 Uganda 13.64 million 2008
failed states average (profile) 13.63 million 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 13.59 million 2008
35 Peru 13.3 million 2008
36 Sudan 13.1 million 2008
37 Nepal 12.94 million 2008
38 Venezuela 12.72 million 2008
39 Uzbekistan 12.26 million 2008
40 Morocco 11.79 million 2008
41 Malaysia 11.73 million 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.43 million 2008
42 Australia 11.31 million 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 11.09 million 2008
43 Mozambique 10.76 million 2008
44 Ghana 10.65 million 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 10.26 million 2008
45 Romania 9.96 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 9.85 million 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 9.7 million 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 9.61 million 2008
Europe average (profile) 9.58 million 2008
46 Madagascar 9.35 million 2008
47 Afghanistan 9.3 million 2008
48 Saudi Arabia 9.09 million 2008
49 Netherlands 8.93 million 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 8.85 million 2008
European Union average (profile) 8.68 million 2008
50 Kazakhstan 8.47 million 2008
51 Sri Lanka 8.29 million 2008
52 Cote d'Ivoire 8.12 million 2008
53 Chile 7.68 million 2008
54 Cambodia 7.53 million 2008
55 Cameroon 7.52 million 2008
56 Iraq 7.46 million 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 7.15 million 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.99 million 2008
57 Burkina Faso 6.91 million 2008
58 Syria 6.73 million 2008
59 Malawi 6.11 million 2008
60 Ecuador 5.74 million 2008
61 Portugal 5.63 million 2008
62 Guatemala 5.3 million 2008
63 Senegal 5.24 million 2008
64 Czech Republic 5.24 million 2008
65 Greece 5.2 million 2008
66 Cuba 5.08 million 2008
67 Sweden 5 million 2008
68 Zimbabwe 4.94 million 2008
69 Belarus 4.93 million 2008
70 Rwanda 4.82 million 2008
71 Belgium 4.78 million 2008
72 Guinea 4.72 million 2008
73 Zambia 4.69 million 2008
74 Niger 4.59 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.58 million 2008
75 Dominican Republic 4.42 million 2008
76 Bolivia 4.41 million 2008
77 Burundi 4.41 million 2008
78 Switzerland 4.39 million 2008
79 Haiti 4.38 million 2008
80 Austria 4.29 million 2008
81 Hungary 4.27 million 2008
82 Chad 4.19 million 2008
83 Azerbaijan 4.15 million 2008
84 Tunisia 3.79 million 2008
85 Bulgaria 3.67 million 2008
86 Mali 3.67 million 2008
87 Benin 3.58 million 2008
88 Somalia 3.46 million 2008
89 Israel 3.15 million 2008
90 Laos 3 million 2008
91 Denmark 2.96 million 2008
92 Paraguay 2.94 million 2008
93 Togo 2.87 million 2008
94 Papua New Guinea 2.85 million 2008
95 United Arab Emirates 2.81 million 2008
96 Honduras 2.81 million 2008
97 Tajikistan 2.81 million 2008
98 Finland 2.72 million 2008
99 Slovakia 2.7 million 2008
100 Norway 2.64 million 2008
101 Singapore 2.61 million 2008
102 Kyrgyzstan 2.51 million 2008
103 El Salvador 2.5 million 2008
104 Turkmenistan 2.36 million 2008
105 New Zealand 2.31 million 2008
106 Libya 2.29 million 2008
107 Nicaragua 2.28 million 2008
108 Georgia 2.27 million 2008
109 Ireland 2.22 million 2008
110 Costa Rica 2.11 million 2008
111 Sierra Leone 2.1 million 2008
112 Eritrea 2.06 million 2008
113 Central African Republic 2.02 million 2008
114 Croatia 1.99 million 2008
115 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.94 million 2008
116 Jordan 1.88 million 2008
117 Uruguay 1.64 million 2008
118 Lithuania 1.61 million 2008
119 Armenia 1.6 million 2008
120 Panama 1.6 million 2008
121 Congo, Republic of the 1.56 million 2008
122 Liberia 1.54 million 2008
123 Moldova 1.48 million 2008
124 Puerto Rico 1.46 million 2008
125 Kuwait 1.43 million 2008
126 Albania 1.41 million 2008
127 Lebanon 1.41 million 2008
128 Mongolia 1.4 million 2008
129 Mauritania 1.35 million 2008
130 Jamaica 1.23 million 2008
131 Latvia 1.22 million 2008
132 Oman 1.05 million 2008
133 Slovenia 1.03 million 2008
134 Botswana 971,808.94 2008
135 Lesotho 918,895.73 2008
136 Qatar 899,391.18 2008
137 Namibia 760,296.99 2008
138 The Gambia 742,994.67 2008
139 Estonia 701,102.38 2008
140 Trinidad and Tobago 688,272.72 2008
141 Gabon 687,011.17 2008
142 Guinea-Bissau 645,086.45 2008
143 Mauritius 572,174.26 2008
144 Swaziland 444,595.54 2008
145 Cyprus 437,897.42 2008
146 East Timor 426,828.31 2008
147 Djibouti 376,642.84 2008
148 Bahrain 363,209.35 2008
149 Guyana 341,815.81 2008
150 Fiji 339,769.57 2008
151 Comoros 315,470.32 2008
152 Bhutan 287,384.89 2008
153 Equatorial Guinea 251,474.67 2008
154 Luxembourg 220,418.46 2008
155 Cape Verde 206,900.2 2008
156 Iceland 196,790.18 2008
157 Brunei 192,143.92 2008
158 Suriname 188,961.07 2008
159 The Bahamas 183,389.9 2008
160 Malta 174,776.47 2008
161 Barbados 150,612.5 2008
162 Maldives 141,619.4 2008
163 Belize 131,864.26 2008
164 Vanuatu 119,216.29 2008
165 Solomon Islands 112,549.38 2008
166 French Polynesia 112,170.48 2008
167 New Caledonia 104,472.17 2008
168 Netherlands Antilles 94,755.77 2008
169 Guam 81,016.71 2008
170 Saint Lucia 78,037.95 2008
171 Samoa 62,115.7 2008
172 Sao Tome and Principe 56,467.73 2008
173 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 53,411.6 2008
174 Virgin Islands 51,858.34 2008
175 Tonga 41,582.18 2008

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"Countries Compared by Labor > Labor force > Total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-force/Total

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