Lao PDR - Armed forces personnel

Armed forces personnel, total

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in Lao PDR was 129,100 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 137,000 in 1996 and a minimum value of 37,000 in 1992.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1985 53,700
1989 56,000
1990 55,000
1991 53,000
1992 37,000
1993 37,000
1994 45,000
1995 137,000
1996 137,000
1997 129,000
1998 129,100
1999 129,100
2000 129,100
2001 129,100
2002 129,100
2003 129,100
2004 129,000
2005 129,000
2006 129,000
2007 129,000
2008 129,000
2009 129,100
2010 129,100
2011 129,100

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force)

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) in Lao PDR was 3.97 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 6.24 in 1995, while its lowest value was 1.77 in 1993.

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 2.86
1991 2.68
1992 1.82
1993 1.77
1994 2.10
1995 6.24
1996 6.10
1997 5.62
1998 5.50
1999 5.37
2000 5.25
2001 5.13
2002 5.02
2003 4.90
2004 4.78
2005 4.67
2006 4.54
2007 4.42
2008 4.30
2009 4.18
2010 4.08
2011 3.97

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade