Country Comparison > Labor force > TOP 100

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

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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