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Military > Personnel > % of total labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, 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 Organization's definition of the economically active population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North Korea 12.11% 2005
2 Eritrea 11.3% 2005
3 Singapore 7.54% 2005
4 Brunei 6.72% 2005
5 Israel 6.45% 2005
6 Bahrain 6.23% 2005
7 Lebanon 6.03% 2005
8 Jordan 6.02% 2005
9 Maldives 5.54% 2000
10 Syria 5.49% 2005
11 Laos 5.48% 2005
12 Oman 4.81% 2005
13 Djibouti 4.13% 2005
=14 Armenia 3.83% 2005
=14 Belarus 3.83% 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.54% 2005
16 Egypt 3.49% 2005
17 Greece 3.26% 2005
18 Libya 3.25% 2005
19 Saudi Arabia 2.9% 2005
20 Cyprus 2.87% 2005
21 South Korea 2.84% 2005
22 Serbia and Montenegro 2.83% 2004
=23 Cambodia 2.8% 2005
=23 Bhutan 2.8% 2000
25 Bulgaria 2.73% 2005
26 Iraq 2.72% 2005
27 Switzerland 2.6% 2005
28 Qatar 2.54% 2005
29 Sao Tome and Principe 2.45% 1999
=30 Algeria 2.38% 2005
=30 Sri Lanka 2.38% 2005
=32 Turkey 2.32% 2005
=32 Yemen 2.32% 2005
=32 Namibia 2.32% 2005
35 Morocco 2.26% 2005
36 Burundi 2.14% 2005
37 Iran 2.12% 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.07% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.01% 2005
38 Azerbaijan 1.99% 2005
39 Russia 1.98% 2005
40 United Arab Emirates 1.87% 2005
41 Norway 1.86% 2005
42 Italy 1.82% 2005
=43 Botswana 1.79% 2005
=43 Lithuania 1.79% 2005
45 Chile 1.78% 2005
46 Burma 1.76% 2005
47 Mauritania 1.75% 2005
48 Romania 1.72% 2005
=49 Bolivia 1.68% 2005
=49 Angola 1.68% 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.67% 2005
=51 Portugal 1.67% 2005
=51 Kuwait 1.67% 2005
53 Somalia 1.66% 2000
54 Albania 1.65% 2005
55 Pakistan 1.63% 2005
56 Croatia 1.59% 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.59% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.58% 2005
57 Colombia 1.5% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.49% 2005
Europe average (profile) 1.45% 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 1.45% 2003
=58 Guinea-Bissau 1.42% 2005
=58 Uruguay 1.42% 2005
60 Cuba 1.41% 2005
61 Mongolia 1.33% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.32% 2005
62 France 1.32% 2005
63 Suriname 1.31% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 1.3% 2005
64 Rwanda 1.27% 2005
=65 Liberia 1.25% 2005
=65 Nepal 1.25% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 1.24% 2005
European Union average (profile) 1.24% 2005
67 Kazakhstan 1.24% 2005
68 Malaysia 1.23% 2005
=69 Ukraine 1.22% 2005
=69 Tunisia 1.22% 2005
71 Estonia 1.21% 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 1.18% 2005
=72 Turkmenistan 1.18% 2005
=72 Thailand 1.18% 2005
=72 Guatemala 1.18% 2005
=72 Peru 1.18% 2005
=72 Malta 1.18% 2005
=77 Finland 1.17% 2005
=77 Sudan 1.17% 2005
=77 Gabon 1.17% 2005
80 Slovenia 1.16% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.15% 2005
81 Vietnam 1.12% 2005
=82 Hungary 1.05% 2005
=82 Spain 1.05% 2005
=84 Dominican Republic 1.04% 2005
=84 Fiji 1.04% 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.02% 2005
86 Georgia 1.02% 2005
87 Austria 1.01% 2005
88 Swaziland 1% 1999
89 United States 0.99% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.989% 2005
failed states average (profile) 0.978% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.958% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.951% 2005
90 Chad 0.95% 2005
91 Costa Rica 0.94% 2003
92 Poland 0.93% 2005
=93 Paraguay 0.91% 2005
=93 Guyana 0.91% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.907% 2005
95 Zimbabwe 0.89% 2005
96 Belize 0.86% 2005
=97 Panama 0.82% 2005
=97 Belgium 0.82% 2005
99 Uzbekistan 0.81% 2005
100 Congo, Republic of the 0.8% 2005
101 Kyrgyzstan 0.79% 2005
=102 Slovakia 0.75% 2005
=102 Luxembourg 0.75% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 0.745% 2005
=104 Ecuador 0.74% 2005
=104 Denmark 0.74% 2005
=104 Brazil 0.74% 2005
107 Nicaragua 0.73% 2005
108 United Kingdom 0.71% 2005
=109 Netherlands 0.7% 2005
=109 India 0.7% 2005
=109 Germany 0.7% 2005
=112 Venezuela 0.64% 2005
=112 Honduras 0.64% 2005
=114 Tajikistan 0.61% 2005
=114 Cape Verde 0.61% 2005
=114 Sweden 0.61% 2005
=117 Ethiopia 0.58% 2005
=117 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.58% 2005
=117 El Salvador 0.58% 2005
120 Argentina 0.56% 2005
=121 Sierra Leone 0.55% 2005
=121 The Bahamas 0.55% 2005
=123 Indonesia 0.54% 2005
=123 Czech Republic 0.54% 2005
=125 Australia 0.51% 2005
=125 Equatorial Guinea 0.51% 2005
=127 Ireland 0.48% 2005
=127 Trinidad and Tobago 0.48% 2005
=127 Mexico 0.48% 2005
=127 China 0.48% 2005
=131 Moldova 0.46% 2005
=131 Latvia 0.46% 2005
133 New Zealand 0.42% 2005
=134 Senegal 0.41% 2005
=134 Japan 0.41% 2005
=136 Canada 0.4% 2005
=136 Philippines 0.4% 2005
=136 Togo 0.4% 2005
=136 Uganda 0.4% 2005
=140 Bangladesh 0.39% 2005
=140 Barbados 0.39% 2005
142 Cameroon 0.37% 2005
143 Mauritius 0.35% 2005
144 Nigeria 0.34% 2005
=145 Lesotho 0.32% 2005
=145 Zambia 0.32% 2005
=147 Guinea 0.29% 2005
=147 South Africa 0.29% 2005
=149 Cote d'Ivoire 0.28% 2005
=149 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.28% 2005
151 East Timor 0.27% 2004
=152 Madagascar 0.26% 2005
=152 Afghanistan 0.26% 2005
=152 Jamaica 0.26% 2005
155 Benin 0.24% 2005
156 Mali 0.22% 2005
=157 Burkina Faso 0.19% 2005
=157 Kenya 0.19% 2005
159 Niger 0.17% 2005
160 Central African Republic 0.16% 2005
161 Haiti 0.15% 2003
162 Tanzania 0.14% 2005
=163 Malawi 0.12% 2005
=163 Papua New Guinea 0.12% 2005
=163 The Gambia 0.12% 2005
=163 Mozambique 0.12% 2005
167 Ghana 0.07% 2005
168 Iceland 0.06% 2003

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