Country Comparison > Labor force

RankCountryLabor force
1China795,500,000
2India487,600,000
3United States153,600,000
4Indonesia117,400,000
5Brazil104,700,000
6Bangladesh75,420,000
7Russia75,410,000
8Japan65,930,000
9Pakistan58,410,000
10Nigeria52,160,000
11Mexico49,170,000
12Vietnam46,480,000
13Germany43,620,000
14Philippines40,000,000
15Thailand39,620,000
16Ethiopia37,900,000
17Congo, Democratic Republic of the34,790,000
18Burma32,530,000
19United Kingdom31,730,000
20France29,610,000
21Egypt27,740,000
22Turkey27,430,000
23Iran26,370,000
24Korea, South25,100,000
25Italy25,080,000
26Tanzania24,060,000
27Spain23,100,000
28Colombia22,450,000
29Ukraine22,090,000
30Canada18,670,000
31Kenya18,390,000
32Nepal18,000,000
33Poland17,850,000
34South Africa17,660,000
35Argentina16,760,000
36Uzbekistan16,110,000
37Uganda16,020,000
38Peru15,900,000
39Afghanistan15,000,000
40Venezuela13,320,000
41Korea, North12,200,000
42Australia12,050,000
43Sudan11,920,000
44Malaysia11,910,000
45Morocco11,540,000
46Ghana11,440,000
47Taiwan11,200,000
48Algeria11,040,000
49Mozambique9,973,000
50Madagascar9,504,000
51Romania9,252,000
52Iraq8,900,000
53Cambodia8,800,000
54Kazakhstan8,777,000
55Cote d'Ivoire8,764,000
56Sri Lanka8,307,000
57Angola8,240,000
58Chile8,099,000
59Cameroon8,083,000
60Netherlands7,809,000
61Saudi Arabia7,630,000
62Yemen7,030,000
63Burkina Faso6,668,000
64Azerbaijan6,119,000
65Malawi5,747,000
66Senegal5,687,000
67Syria5,642,000
68Zambia5,576,000
69Guatemala5,571,000
70Portugal5,543,000
71Czech Republic5,410,000
72Belgium5,177,000
73Cuba5,153,000
74Sweden5,018,000
75Belarus5,000,000
76Greece4,959,000
77Switzerland4,898,000
78Haiti4,810,000
79Dominican Republic4,732,000
80Bolivia4,689,000
81Niger4,688,000
82Ecuador4,682,000
83Guinea4,638,000
84Rwanda4,446,000
85Chad4,293,000
86Hungary4,274,000
87Burundi4,245,000
88United Arab Emirates4,111,000
89Tunisia3,904,000
90Papua New Guinea3,896,000
91Zimbabwe3,856,000
92Hong Kong3,703,000
93Laos3,690,000
94Austria3,668,000
95Benin3,662,000
96Honduras3,461,000
97Somalia3,447,000
98Mali3,241,000
99Singapore3,237,000
100Israel3,204,000
101Paraguay3,085,000
102Serbia2,920,000
103Nicaragua2,885,000
104Denmark2,853,000
105Slovakia2,713,000
106Finland2,682,000
107Norway2,629,000
108Bosnia and Herzegovina2,600,000
109Togo2,595,000
110El Salvador2,577,000
111Bulgaria2,465,000
112New Zealand2,364,000
113Kyrgyzstan2,344,000
114Turkmenistan2,300,000
115Kuwait2,243,000
116Sierra Leone2,207,000
117Costa Rica2,155,000
118Ireland2,126,000
119Tajikistan2,100,000
120Georgia1,945,000
121Eritrea1,935,000
122Central African Republic1,926,000
123Jordan1,771,000
124Croatia1,717,000
125Uruguay1,677,000
126Lithuania1,624,000
127Panama1,570,000
128Congo, Republic of the1,514,000
129Lebanon1,481,000
130Liberia1,372,000
131Jamaica1,324,000
132Mauritania1,318,000
133Puerto Rico1,286,000
134Moldova1,270,000
135Botswana1,269,000
136Qatar1,241,000
137Armenia1,194,000
138Latvia1,169,000
139Libya1,160,000
140Mongolia1,147,000
141Albania1,053,000
142Oman968,800
143Macedonia942,400
144Slovenia934,700
145Lesotho854,600
146Namibia803,700
147Kosovo800,000
148Gambia, The777,100
149West Bank745,600
150Gabon737,200
151Estonia704,400
152Bahrain666,000
153Trinidad and Tobago636,800
154Guinea-Bissau632,700
155Mauritius607,400
156Swaziland457,900
157East Timor418,200
158Djibouti351,700
159Gaza Strip348,200
160Fiji335,000
161Macau330,900
162Guyana313,100
163Bhutan299,900
164Comoros268,500
165Montenegro251,300
166Luxembourg207,500
167Solomon Islands202,500
168Brunei198,800
169Cape Verde196,100
170Equatorial Guinea195,200
171Bahamas, The184,000
172Iceland175,700
173Barbados175,000
174Malta170,500
175Suriname165,600
176Western Sahara144,000
177Belize120,500
178French Polynesia116,000
179Vanuatu115,900
180Maldives110,000
181New Caledonia102,600
182Guam82,950
183Saint Lucia79,700
184Samoa66,270
185Curacao63,000
186Saint Vincent and the Grenadines57,520
187Jersey53,560
188Sao Tome and Principe52,490
189Virgin Islands49,820
190Monaco49,300
191Grenada47,580
192Isle of Man41,790
193Aruba41,500
194Tonga39,960
195Seychelles39,560
196Cayman Islands39,000
197Northern Mariana Islands38,450
198Bermuda38,360
199Andorra38,220
200Faroe Islands34,710
201Liechtenstein34,330
202Greenland33,670
203Guernsey31,470
204Antigua and Barbuda30,000
205Dominica25,000
206Sint Maarten23,200
207San Marino22,050
208Saint Kitts and Nevis18,170
209American Samoa17,630
210Micronesia, Federated States of16,360
211Marshall Islands14,680
212British Virgin Islands12,770
213Gibraltar12,690
214Palau9,777
215Kiribati7,870
216Cook Islands6,820
217Anguilla6,049
218Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)5,246
219Turks and Caicos Islands4,848
220Montserrat4,521
221Tuvalu3,615
222Saint Pierre and Miquelon3,450
223Wallis and Futuna3,104
224Saint Helena2,486
225Svalbard1,234
226Norfolk Island978
227Niue663
228Tokelau440
229Pitcairn 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, 2012

See also: Labor force map

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