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Country Comparison to the World

CountryLABOR FORCE
Afghanistan 7.983 million (2013 est.)
Albania 1.407 million (2017 est.)
Algeria 11.82 million (2017 est.)
American Samoa 16,090 (2013)
Andorra 39,750 (2016)
Angola 12.51 million (2017 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 18 million
note: urban areas only (2017 est.)
Armenia 1.507 million (2017 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 12.91 million (2017 est.)
Austria 3.997 million (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan 5.118 million (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The 196,900 (2013 est.)
Bahrain 831,600
note: excludes unemployed; 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2017 est.)
Bangladesh 73.41 million
note: extensive migration of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia (2017 est.)
Barbados 142,900 (2017 est.)
Belarus 4.381 million (2016 est.)
Belgium 5.324 million (2017 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 5.07 million (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.51 million (2017 est.)
Botswana 1.177 million (2017 est.)
Brazil 111.6 million (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 203,600 (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 2.581 million
note: number of employed persons (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso 8.501 million
note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2016 est.)
Burma 22.3 million (2017 est.)
Burundi 5.012 million (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 7.897 million (2017 est.)
Cameroon 9.912 million (2017 est.)
Canada 19.52 million (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.242 million (2017 est.)
Chad 5.654 million (2017 est.)
Chile 8.881 million (2017 est.)
China 806.7 million
note: by the end of 2012, China's population at working age (15-64 years) was 1.004 billion (2017 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 24.67 million (2017 est.)
Comoros 278,500 (2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 31.36 million (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2.055 million (2016 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.229 million
note: official estimate; excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.747 million (2017 est.)
Croatia 1.552 million (2017 est.)
Cuba 4.691 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2017 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 426,600 (2017 est.)
Czechia 5.427 million (2017 est.)
Denmark 2.998 million (2017 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.732 million (2017 est.)
Ecuador 8.011 million (2017 est.)
Egypt 29.95 million (2017 est.)
El Salvador 2.774 million (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 2.71 million (2017 est.)
Estonia 670,200 (2017 est.)
Ethiopia 52.82 million (2017 est.)
European Union 234.7 million (2017 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 28,900 (2015 est.)
Fiji 353,100 (2017 est.)
Finland 2.695 million (2017 est.)
France 30.68 million (2017 est.)
French Polynesia 126,300 (2016 est.)
Gabon 557,800 (2017 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 1.24 million
note: excludes the West Bank (2017 est.)
Georgia 1.998 million (2016 est.)
Germany 45.9 million (2017 est.)
Ghana 12.49 million (2017 est.)
Gibraltar 24,420 (2014 est.)
Greece 4.769 million (2017 est.)
Greenland 26,840 (2015 est.)
Grenada 59,900 (2013 est.)
Guam 70,490
note: includes only the civilian labor force (2013 est.)
Guatemala 6.664 million (2017 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea 5.558 million (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 731,300 (2013 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 3.735 million (2017 est.)
Hong Kong 3.965 million (2017 est.)
Hungary 4.599 million (2017 est.)
Iceland 198,700 (2017 est.)
India 521.9 million (2017 est.)
Indonesia 126.1 million (2017 est.)
Iran 30.5 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2017 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.226 million (2017 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 4.021 million (2017 est.)
Italy 25.94 million (2017 est.)
Jamaica 1.325 million (2017 est.)
Japan 67.77 million (2017 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 2.295 million (2017 est.)
Kazakhstan 9.147 million (2017 est.)
Kenya 19.82 million (2017 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 27.47 million (2017 est.)
Kosovo 483,200
note: includes those estimated to be employed in the grey economy (2013 est.)
Kuwait 2.695 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.841 million (2017 est.)
Laos 3.582 million (2017 est.)
Latvia 990,000 (2017 est.)
Lebanon 2.166 million
note: excludes as many as 1 million foreign workers and refugees (2016 est.)
Lesotho 930,800 (2017 est.)
Liberia 1.677 million (2017 est.)
Libya 1.114 million (2017 est.)
Liechtenstein 38,520 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commute daily from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany (2015 est.)
Lithuania 1.467 million (2017 est.)
Luxembourg 282,800
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 (2017 est.)
Macau 400,000 (2017 est.)
Macedonia 950,800 (2017 est.)
Madagascar 13.4 million (2017 est.)
Malawi 7 million (2013 est.)
Malaysia 14.94 million (2017 est.)
Maldives 195,100 (2014)
Mali 6.447 million (2017 est.)
Malta 206,300 (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,670 (2013 est.)
Mauritania 1.437 million (2017 est.)
Mauritius 633,900 (2017 est.)
Mexico 54.51 million (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 37,920 (2010 est.)
Moldova 1.295 million (2017 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 12 million (2017 est.)
Mozambique 12.98 million (2017 est.)
Namibia 956,800 (2017 est.)
Nauru NA
Nepal 15.6 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2014 est.)
Netherlands 7.969 million (2017 est.)
New Caledonia 119,500 (2016 est.)
New Zealand 2.655 million (2017 est.)
Nicaragua 3.046 million (2017 est.)
Niger 6.5 million (2017 est.)
Nigeria 60.08 million (2017 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
Norway 2.797 million (2017 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 63.89 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2017 est.)
Palau 11,610 (2016)
Panama 1.633 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea 3.681 million (2017 est.)
Paraguay 3.428 million (2017 est.)
Peru 17.03 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2017 est.)
Philippines 44.46 million (2017 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 17.6 million (2017 est.)
Portugal 5.233 million (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.139 million (December 2014 est)
Qatar 1.953 million (2017 est.)
Romania 8.951 million (2017 est.)
Russia 76.53 million (2017 est.)
Rwanda 6.227 million (2017 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 (2016 est.)
San Marino 21,960 (September 2013 es)
Sao Tome and Principe 72,600 (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia 12.34 million
note: about 80% of the labor force is non-national (2017 est.)
Senegal 6.966 million (2017 est.)
Serbia 2.92 million (2017 est.)
Seychelles 39,560 (2006 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.972 million (2017 est.)
Singapore 3.668 million
note: excludes non-residents (2017 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.758 million (2017 est.)
Slovenia 931,200 (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 4.154 million (2016 est.)
South Africa 22.19 million (2017 est.)
Spain 22.75 million (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.937 million (2017 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 144,000 (2014 est.)
Svalbard 1,590 (2013)
Swaziland 427,900 (2016 est.)
Sweden 5.361 million (2017 est.)
Switzerland 5.159 million (2017 est.)
Syria 3.767 million (2017 est.)
Taiwan 11.78 million (2017 est.)
Tajikistan 2.295 million (2016 est.)
Tanzania 24.89 million (2017 est.)
Thailand 38.37 million (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste 286,700 (2016 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 33,800 (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 629,400 (2017 est.)
Tunisia 4.054 million (2017 est.)
Turkey 31.3 million
note: this number is for the domestic labor force only; number does not include about 1.2 million Turks working abroad, nor refugees (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.305 million (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 20.05 million (2017 est.)
Ukraine 17.99 million (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates 5.344 million
note: expatriates account for about 85% of the workforce (2017 est.)
United Kingdom 33.5 million (2017 est.)
United States 160.4 million
note: includes unemployed (2017 est.)
Uruguay 1.748 million (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan 18.12 million (2017 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.21 million (2017 est.)
Vietnam 56.46 million (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands 50,580 (2012 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 3,104 (2003)
West Bank 1.24 million
note: excludes Gaza Strip (2017 est.)
Western Sahara 144,000 (2010 est.)
World 3.45 billion (2017 est.)
Yemen 7.425 million (2017 est.)
Zambia 6.898 million (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe 7.907 million (2017 est.)