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Military > Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Eritrea 9.82% 2008
2 Iraq 7.74% 2008
3 Singapore 6.39% 2008
4 Syria 5.96% 2008
5 Jordan 5.91% 2008
6 Israel 5.87% 2008
7 Maldives 5.59% 2000
8 Lebanon 5.41% 2008
9 Bahrain 5.23% 2008
10 Brunei 4.68% 2008
11 Oman 4.47% 2008
12 Laos 4.3% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.8% 2008
13 Belarus 3.71% 2008
14 Djibouti 3.45% 2008
15 Libya 3.31% 2008
16 Bhutan 3.28% 2000
17 Greece 3.09% 2008
=18 Saudi Arabia 2.62% 2008
=18 Armenia 2.62% 2008
20 Sri Lanka 2.57% 2008
21 Cambodia 2.54% 2008
22 Cyprus 2.45% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.44% 2008
23 Turkey 2.38% 2008
24 Algeria 2.31% 2008
=25 Colombia 2.22% 2008
=25 Sao Tome and Principe 2.22% 1999
27 Morocco 2.09% 2008
28 Bulgaria 2.04% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.99% 2000
29 Azerbaijan 1.98% 2008
30 Namibia 1.97% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.97% 2008
31 Russia 1.94% 2008
32 Burma 1.91% 2008
33 Bolivia 1.88% 2008
34 United Arab Emirates 1.81% 2008
35 Italy 1.73% 2008
36 Somalia 1.7% 2000
37 Pakistan 1.65% 2008
38 Portugal 1.62% 2008
39 Kuwait 1.61% 2008
40 Uruguay 1.58% 2008
41 Mauritania 1.55% 2008
42 Romania 1.54% 2008
43 Cuba 1.5% 2008
44 Lithuania 1.49% 2008
45 Dominican Republic 1.47% 2008
46 Georgia 1.45% 2008
47 Peru 1.44% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 1.42% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.4% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.4% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.37% 2008
48 Chile 1.34% 2008
49 Qatar 1.33% 2008
=50 El Salvador 1.32% 2008
=50 Latvia 1.32% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 1.32% 2000
52 Tunisia 1.27% 2008
53 France 1.23% 2008
Europe average (profile) 1.22% 2008
54 Mongolia 1.21% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 1.19% 2008
failed states average (profile) 1.19% 2008
=55 Finland 1.18% 2008
=55 Fiji 1.18% 2008
=57 Slovenia 1.16% 2008
=57 Burundi 1.16% 2008
=59 Malaysia 1.14% 2008
=59 Malta 1.14% 2008
European Union average (profile) 1.13% 2008
61 Botswana 1.13% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.13% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 1.11% 2008
62 Croatia 1.1% 2008
=63 Thailand 1.09% 2008
=63 Vietnam 1.09% 2008
65 Suriname 1.06% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.03% 2008
66 Zimbabwe 1.03% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.03% 2008
=67 Ecuador 1.02% 2008
=67 Gabon 1.02% 2008
=67 Albania 1.02% 2008
=70 Denmark 1.01% 2008
=70 Nepal 1.01% 2008
=72 Estonia 1% 2008
=72 European Union 1% 2008
74 Spain 0.98% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.973% 2008
=75 Sudan 0.97% 2008
=75 United States 0.97% 2008
77 Kazakhstan 0.96% 2008
=78 Turkmenistan 0.93% 2008
=78 Ukraine 0.93% 2008
=78 Guinea-Bissau 0.93% 2008
81 Venezuela 0.9% 2008
82 Paraguay 0.89% 2008
83 Guyana 0.88% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.872% 2008
84 Hungary 0.87% 2008
=85 Chad 0.84% 2008
=85 Kyrgyzstan 0.84% 2008
=87 Swaziland 0.82% 1999
=87 Austria 0.82% 2008
=87 Belgium 0.82% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.817% 2008
90 Poland 0.81% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.799% 2008
91 Congo, Republic of the 0.77% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 0.77% 2008
92 Belize 0.76% 2008
93 Panama 0.75% 2008
=94 Luxembourg 0.73% 2008
=94 Rwanda 0.73% 2008
=96 Norway 0.72% 2008
=96 Brazil 0.72% 2008
=98 Uzbekistan 0.71% 2008
=98 Honduras 0.71% 2008
=100 Barbados 0.66% 2008
=100 Guatemala 0.66% 2008
=102 Slovakia 0.63% 2008
=102 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.63% 2008
104 Mexico 0.61% 2008
105 Tajikistan 0.6% 2008
=106 Trinidad and Tobago 0.58% 2008
=106 Germany 0.58% 2008
=108 Afghanistan 0.57% 2008
=108 India 0.57% 2008
110 Argentina 0.56% 2008
111 The Bahamas 0.55% 2008
112 Moldova 0.54% 2008
=113 Netherlands 0.53% 2008
=113 Nicaragua 0.53% 2008
=115 Indonesia 0.52% 2008
=115 Sierra Leone 0.52% 2008
=115 Czech Republic 0.52% 2008
=115 Switzerland 0.52% 2008
119 United Kingdom 0.51% 2008
120 Australia 0.49% 2008
121 Cape Verde 0.48% 2008
122 Costa Rica 0.47% 2008
123 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.46% 2008
124 Ireland 0.45% 2008
=125 Guinea 0.4% 2008
=125 Equatorial Guinea 0.4% 2008
=127 Philippines 0.39% 2008
=127 New Zealand 0.39% 2008
129 China 0.37% 2008
=130 Ethiopia 0.36% 2008
=130 Senegal 0.36% 2008
=130 Japan 0.36% 2008
=133 Mauritius 0.35% 2008
=133 Sweden 0.35% 2008
=135 Canada 0.34% 2008
=135 Togo 0.34% 2008
=135 Uganda 0.34% 2008
=135 Zambia 0.34% 2008
=139 Nigeria 0.33% 2008
=139 Mali 0.33% 2008
=139 South Africa 0.33% 2008
142 Cameroon 0.31% 2008
143 Bangladesh 0.29% 2008
=144 Madagascar 0.24% 2008
=144 Jamaica 0.24% 2008
=146 East Timor 0.23% 2008
=146 Cote d'Ivoire 0.23% 2008
=148 Lesotho 0.22% 2008
=148 Benin 0.22% 2008
=148 Niger 0.22% 2008
=151 Burkina Faso 0.16% 2008
=151 Kenya 0.16% 2008
153 Central African Republic 0.15% 2008
=154 Liberia 0.13% 2008
=154 Tanzania 0.13% 2008
=154 The Gambia 0.13% 2008
=154 Ghana 0.13% 2008
=158 Malawi 0.11% 2008
=158 Papua New Guinea 0.11% 2008
160 Mozambique 0.1% 2008
161 Iceland 0.07% 2008
162 Haiti 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Armed-forces-personnel/%-of-total-labor-force

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