Korea - Armed forces personnel

Armed forces personnel, total

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in Korea was 659,500 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 750,000 in 1994 and a minimum value of 598,000 in 1985.

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.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

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Year Value
1985 598,000
1989 647,000
1990 650,000
1991 750,000
1992 750,000
1993 750,000
1994 750,000
1995 641,000
1996 668,000
1997 676,500
1998 676,500
1999 676,500
2000 687,500
2001 687,500
2002 690,500
2003 690,500
2004 696,000
2005 693,000
2006 692,000
2007 692,000
2008 692,000
2009 659,500
2010 659,500
2011 659,500

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force)

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) in Korea was 2.62 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 3.82 in 1991, while its lowest value was 2.62 in 2011.

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.

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance.

See also:

Year Value
1990 3.39
1991 3.82
1992 3.75
1993 3.70
1994 3.59
1995 2.99
1996 3.05
1997 3.02
1998 3.08
1999 3.04
2000 3.03
2001 2.99
2002 2.95
2003 2.95
2004 2.92
2005 2.89
2006 2.86
2007 2.83
2008 2.82
2009 2.69
2010 2.65
2011 2.62

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade