Syrian Arab Republic - Armed forces personnel

Armed forces personnel, total

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in Syrian Arab Republic was 178,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 531,000 in 1995 and a minimum value of 178,000 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.

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

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Year Value
1985 402,500
1989 400,000
1990 408,000
1991 408,000
1992 408,000
1993 408,000
1994 320,000
1995 531,000
1996 529,000
1997 428,000
1998 428,000
1999 424,000
2000 424,800
2001 429,000
2002 427,000
2003 427,000
2004 415,000
2005 416,000
2006 401,000
2007 401,000
2008 401,000
2009 403,000
2010 403,000
2011 178,000

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force)

Armed forces personnel (% of total labor force) in Syrian Arab Republic was 3.15 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 12.68 in 1995, while its lowest value was 3.15 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 12.67
1991 12.04
1992 11.42
1993 10.82
1994 8.05
1995 12.68
1996 12.26
1997 9.63
1998 9.36
1999 9.02
2000 8.79
2001 8.69
2002 8.45
2003 8.26
2004 7.98
2005 7.97
2006 7.66
2007 7.54
2008 7.44
2009 7.59
2010 7.38
2011 3.15

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Defense & arms trade