Country Comparison > Labor force

RankCountryLabor force
1China797,600,000
2India487,300,000
3United States155,400,000
4Indonesia120,000,000
5Brazil107,300,000
6Bangladesh78,620,000
7Russia75,290,000
8Japan65,620,000
9Pakistan59,210,000
10Vietnam52,930,000
11Nigeria51,530,000
12Mexico51,480,000
13Ethiopia45,650,000
14Germany44,200,000
15Philippines41,330,000
16Thailand39,380,000
17Congo, Democratic Republic of the35,180,000
18Burma34,310,000
19United Kingdom30,150,000
20France29,940,000
21Turkey27,910,000
22Iran27,720,000
23Egypt27,690,000
24Korea, South25,860,000
25Italy25,740,000
26Tanzania25,590,000
27Colombia23,750,000
28Spain23,200,000
29Ukraine22,170,000
30Kenya19,670,000
31Canada19,080,000
32South Africa18,540,000
33Poland18,220,000
34Uganda17,400,000
35Argentina17,320,000
36Uzbekistan16,990,000
37Peru16,160,000
38Nepal16,000,000
39Venezuela14,010,000
40Malaysia13,190,000
41Korea, North12,600,000
42Australia12,440,000
43Ghana12,070,000
44Sudan11,920,000
45Morocco11,730,000
46Taiwan11,550,000
47Algeria11,150,000
48Mozambique10,550,000
49Madagascar9,504,000
50Romania9,451,000
51Kazakhstan9,022,000
52Angola9,018,000
53Iraq8,900,000
54Sri Lanka8,528,000
55Cameroon8,426,000
56Saudi Arabia8,412,000
57Chile8,367,000
58Netherlands7,939,000
59Cote d'Ivoire7,928,000
60Cambodia7,900,000
61Afghanistan7,512,000
62Yemen7,100,000
63Ecuador6,953,000
64Burkina Faso6,668,000
65Zambia6,275,000
66Senegal6,096,000
67Malawi5,747,000
68Guinea5,409,000
69Portugal5,395,000
70Czech Republic5,304,000
71Cuba5,233,000
72Belgium5,150,000
73Sweden5,107,000
74Syria5,014,000
75Belarus5,000,000
76Switzerland4,976,000
77Bolivia4,922,000
78Greece4,918,000
79Dominican Republic4,912,000
80Haiti4,810,000
81Niger4,688,000
82Azerbaijan4,680,000
83United Arab Emirates4,588,000
84Guatemala4,465,000
85Rwanda4,446,000
86Chad4,293,000
87Hungary4,263,000
88Burundi4,245,000
89Papua New Guinea4,077,000
90Tunisia3,974,000
91Zimbabwe3,939,000
92Hong Kong3,873,000
93Austria3,737,000
94Benin3,662,000
95Honduras3,507,000
96Israel3,493,000
97Somalia3,447,000
98Singapore3,444,000
99Laos3,373,000
100Mali3,241,000
101Paraguay3,190,000
102Nicaragua3,039,000
103Eritrea2,955,000
104Congo, Republic of the2,890,000
105Denmark2,795,000
106El Salvador2,738,000
107Slovakia2,727,000
108Norway2,707,000
109Finland2,685,000
110Togo2,595,000
111Bulgaria2,551,000
112New Zealand2,413,000
113Kuwait2,380,000
114Kyrgyzstan2,344,000
115Turkmenistan2,300,000
116Costa Rica2,222,000
117Tajikistan2,209,000
118Sierra Leone2,207,000
119Ireland2,161,000
120Central African Republic2,082,000
121Georgia1,959,000
122Jordan1,898,000
123Croatia1,715,000
124Serbia1,703,000
125Uruguay1,700,000
126Libya1,644,000
127Panama1,540,000
128Bosnia and Herzegovina1,490,000
129Lebanon1,481,000
130Lithuania1,452,000
131Qatar1,424,000
132Armenia1,394,000
133Liberia1,372,000
134Mauritania1,318,000
135Botswana1,308,000
136Puerto Rico1,286,000
137Jamaica1,261,000
138Moldova1,206,000
139Albania1,098,000
140Mongolia1,037,000
141West Bank1,025,000
142Latvia1,022,000
143Oman968,800
144Macedonia960,700
145Slovenia913,400
146Namibia880,400
147Lesotho874,200
148Kosovo800,000
149Gambia, The777,100
150Bahrain716,500
151Estonia692,900
152Mauritius637,600
153Guinea-Bissau632,700
154Gabon629,100
155Trinidad and Tobago621,000
156Swaziland424,100
157East Timor418,200
158Macau367,800
159Gaza Strip348,200
160Bhutan336,400
161Fiji335,000
162Guyana313,100
163Djibouti294,600
164Montenegro251,300
165Comoros233,500
166Luxembourg208,800
167Brunei205,800
168Solomon Islands202,500
169Bahamas, The196,900
170Cape Verde196,100
171Equatorial Guinea195,200
172Malta190,400
173Iceland181,100
174Suriname165,600
175Maldives159,700
176Western Sahara144,000
177Barbados141,800
178Belize120,500
179French Polynesia116,000
180Vanuatu115,900
181New Caledonia106,400
182Saint Lucia79,700
183Curacao73,010
184Guam69,390
185Grenada59,900
186Saint Vincent and the Grenadines57,520
187Jersey53,380
188Monaco52,490
189Sao Tome and Principe52,490
190Aruba51,610
191Virgin Islands49,820
192Samoa47,930
193Isle of Man41,790
194Tonga39,960
195Seychelles39,560
196Cayman Islands39,000
197Northern Mariana Islands38,450
198Bermuda37,400
199Andorra36,060
200Liechtenstein35,830
201Faroe Islands34,710
202Guernsey31,470
203Antigua and Barbuda30,000
204Greenland28,600
205Dominica25,000
206Sint Maarten23,200
207San Marino21,960
208Saint Kitts and Nevis18,170
209American Samoa17,630
210Saint Martin17,300
211Micronesia, Federated States of15,920
212British Virgin Islands12,770
213Gibraltar12,690
214Marshall Islands10,480
215Palau9,777
216Kiribati7,870
217Cook Islands6,820
218Anguilla6,049
219Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)5,246
220Turks and Caicos Islands4,848
221Montserrat4,521
222Tuvalu3,615
223Saint Pierre and Miquelon3,194
224Wallis and Futuna3,104
225Holy See (Vatican City)2,832
226Saint Helena2,486
227Svalbard1,234
228Norfolk Island978
229Niue663
230Tokelau440
231Pitcairn Islands15

Definition: This entry contains the total labor force figure.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Labor force map

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