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Country Comparison to the World

CountryLABOR FORCE
Afghanistan 7.983 million (2013 est.)
Albania 1.358 million (2016 est.)
Algeria 12.12 million (2016 est.)
American Samoa 16,090 (2013)
Andorra 39,750 (2016)
Angola 12.1 million (2016 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 17.76 million
note: urban areas only (2016 est.)
Armenia 1.514 million (2016 est.)
Aruba 51,610
note: of the 51,610 workers aged 15 and over in the labor force, 32,252 were born in Aruba and 19,353 came from abroad; foreign workers are 38% of the employed population (2007 est.)
Australia 12.74 million (2016 est.)
Austria 3.944 million (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan 5.032 million (2016 est.)
Bahamas, The 196,900 (2013 est.)
Bahrain 808,900
note: excludes unemployed; 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2016 est.)
Bangladesh 72.05 million
note: extensive migration of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia (2016 est.)
Barbados 142,500 (2016 est.)
Belarus 4.381 million (2016 est.)
Belgium 5.291 million (2016 est.)
Belize 120,500
note: shortage of skilled labor and all types of technical personnel (2008 est.)
Benin 3.662 million (2007 est.)
Bermuda 33,490 (2014 est.)
Bhutan 353,000
note: major shortage of skilled labor (2015 est.)
Bolivia 4.992 million (2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.401 million (2016 est.)
Botswana 1.187 million (2016 est.)
Brazil 110.4 million (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 203,600 (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 2.556 million
note: number of employed persons (2016 est.)
Burkina Faso 8.501 million
note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2014 est.)
Burma 22.13 million (2016 est.)
Burundi 4.842 million (2016 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 7.777 million (2016 est.)
Cameroon 9.659 million (2016 est.)
Canada 19.44 million (2016 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.194 million (2016 est.)
Chad 5.443 million (2016 est.)
Chile 8.762 million (2016 est.)
China 807.1 million
note: by the end of 2012, China's population at working age (15-64 years) was 1.004 billion (2016 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 24.41 million (2016 est.)
Comoros 278,500 (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 30.31 million (2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2.055 million (2013 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.206 million
note: official estimate; excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.542 million (2016 est.)
Croatia 1.617 million (2016 est.)
Cuba 4.686 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2016 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 422,300 (2016 est.)
Czechia 5.35 million (2016 est.)
Denmark 2.953 million (2016 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.639 million (2016 est.)
Ecuador 7.874 million (2016 est.)
Egypt 28.9 million (2016 est.)
El Salvador 2.76 million (2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 2.623 million (2016 est.)
Estonia 691,400 (2016 est.)
Ethiopia 51.05 million (2016 est.)
European Union 233.3 million (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 28,900 (2015 est.)
Fiji 351,300 (2016 est.)
Finland 2.685 million (2016 est.)
France 30.43 million (2016 est.)
French Polynesia 126,300 (2016 est.)
Gabon 546,300 (2016 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 1.202 million
note: excludes the West Bank (2016 est.)
Georgia 1.998 million (2015 est.)
Germany 45.42 million (2016 est.)
Ghana 12.13 million (2016 est.)
Gibraltar 24,420 (2014 est.)
Greece 4.785 million (2016 est.)
Greenland 26,840 (2015 est.)
Grenada 59,900 (2013 est.)
Guam 70,490
note: includes only the civilian labor force (2013 est.)
Guatemala 6.53 million (2016 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea-Bissau 731,300 (2013 est.)
Guinea 6.138 million (2016 est.)
Guyana 313,800 (2013 est.)
Haiti 4.594 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (2014 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 4,822 (2016)
Honduras 3.677 million (2016 est.)
Hong Kong 3.915 million (2016 est.)
Hungary 4.586 million (2016 est.)
Iceland 196,500 (2016 est.)
India 510.1 million (2016 est.)
Indonesia 125.4 million (2016 est.)
Iran 29.75 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2016 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.193 million (2016 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 3.925 million (2016 est.)
Italy 25.76 million (2016 est.)
Jamaica 1.321 million (2016 est.)
Japan 66.73 million (2016 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 2.205 million (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan 8.999 million (2016 est.)
Kenya 19.14 million (2016 est.)
Kiribati 39,000
note: economically active, not including subsistence farmers (2010 est.)
Korea, North 14 million
note: estimates vary widely (2014 est.)
Korea, South 27.25 million (2016 est.)
Kosovo 483,200
note: includes those estimated to be employed in the grey economy (2013 est.)
Kuwait 2.612 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.787 million (2016 est.)
Laos 3.521 million (2016 est.)
Latvia 988,600 (2016 est.)
Lebanon 2.166 million
note: excludes as many as 1 million foreign workers and refugees (2013 est.)
Lesotho 922,400 (2016 est.)
Liberia 1.632 million (2016 est.)
Libya 1.155 million (2016 est.)
Liechtenstein 38,520 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commute daily from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany (2015 est.)
Lithuania 1.478 million (2016 est.)
Luxembourg 266,900
note: data exclude foreign workers; in addition to the figure for domestic labor force, about 150,000 workers commute daily from France, Belgium, and Germany (2016 est.)
Macau 397,800 (2016 est.)
Macedonia 948,600 (2016 est.)
Madagascar 12.61 million (2016 est.)
Malawi 7 million (2013 est.)
Malaysia 14.7 million (2016 est.)
Maldives 195,100 (2014)
Mali 6.272 million (2016 est.)
Malta 201,300 (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,670 (2013 est.)
Mauritania 1.186 million (2016 est.)
Mauritius 623,300 (2016 est.)
Mexico 53.68 million (2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 37,920 (2010 est.)
Moldova 1.273 million (2016 est.)
Monaco 52,000
note: includes all foreign workers (2014 est.)
Mongolia 1.24 million (2016 est.)
Montenegro 263,200 (2014 est.)
Montserrat 4,521 (2012)
Morocco 11.75 million (2016 est.)
Mozambique 12.5 million (2016 est.)
Namibia 939,600 (2016 est.)
Nauru NA
Nepal 15.6 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2014 est.)
Netherlands 7.936 million (2016 est.)
New Caledonia 119,500 (2016 est.)
New Zealand 2.598 million (2016 est.)
Nicaragua 3.013 million (2016 est.)
Nigeria 58.81 million (2016 est.)
Niger 6.614 million (2016 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
Norway 2.78 million (2016 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 62.54 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2016 est.)
Palau 11,610 (2016)
Panama 1.61 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea 3.598 million (2016 est.)
Paraguay 3.383 million (2016 est.)
Peru 16.8 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2016 est.)
Philippines 43.2 million (2016 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 17.64 million (2016 est.)
Portugal 5.178 million (2016 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.139 million (December 2014 est)
Qatar 1.896 million (2016 est.)
Romania 8.979 million (2016 est.)
Russia 76.64 million (2016 est.)
Rwanda 6.011 million (2016 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 2,486 (1998 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 18,170 (June 1995 est.)
Saint Lucia 79,700 (2012 est.)
Saint Martin 17,300 (2008 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3,194 (2006)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57,520 (2007 est.)
Samoa 50,700 (2013 est.)
San Marino 21,960 (September 2013 es)
Sao Tome and Principe 67,870 (2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia 12.02 million
note: about 80% of the labor force is non-national (2016 est.)
Senegal 6.737 million (2016 est.)
Serbia 2.91 million (2016 est.)
Seychelles 39,560 (2006 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.863 million (2016 est.)
Singapore 3.673 million
note: excludes non-residents (2016 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.759 million (2016 est.)
Slovenia 920,400 (2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 4.154 million (2013 est.)
South Africa 21.53 million (2016 est.)
Spain 22.82 million (2016 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.805 million (2016 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 144,000 (2014 est.)
Svalbard 1,590 (2013)
Swaziland 427,900 (2013 est.)
Sweden 5.276 million (2016 est.)
Switzerland 5.119 million (2016 est.)
Syria 3.871 million (2016 est.)
Taiwan 11.73 million (2016 est.)
Tajikistan 2.295 million (2016 est.)
Tanzania 24.05 million (2016 est.)
Thailand 38.3 million (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste 286,700 (2013 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 33,800 (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 627,400 (2016 est.)
Tunisia 4.022 million (2016 est.)
Turkey 30.55 million
note: this number is for the domestic labor force only; number does not include about 1.2 million Turks working abroad, nor refugees (2016 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.305 million (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 19.4 million (2016 est.)
Ukraine 18.04 million (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates 5.242 million
note: expatriates account for about 85% of the workforce (2016 est.)
United Kingdom 33.36 million (2016 est.)
United States 159.2 million
note: includes unemployed (2016 est.)
Uruguay 1.736 million (2016 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.85 million (2017 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.16 million (April, 2016 est.)
Vietnam 55.93 million (2016 est.)
Virgin Islands 50,580 (2012 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 3,104 (2003)
West Bank 1.202 million
note: excludes Gaza Strip (2015 est.)
Western Sahara 144,000 (2010 est.)
World 3.41 billion (2016 est.)
Yemen 7.418 million (2016 est.)
Zambia 6.69 million (2016 est.)
Zimbabwe 7.701 million (2016 est.)