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Country Comparison to the World

CountryLABOR FORCE
Afghanistan 7.512 million (2012 est.)
Albania 1.098 million (2014 est.)
Algeria 12.19 million (2014 est.)
American Samoa 17,630 (2005)
Andorra 36,060 (2012)
Angola 9.298 million (2014 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 17.31 million
note: urban areas only (2014 est.)
Armenia 1.489 million (2014 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 12.37 million (2014 est.)
Austria 3.778 million (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 4.821 million (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 196,900 (2013 est.)
Bahrain 738,000
note: excludes unemployed; 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2014 est.)
Bangladesh 80.27 million
note: extensive export of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia; workers' remittances were $10.9 billion in FY09/10 (2014 est.)
Barbados 142,800 (2014 est.)
Belarus 5 million (2009 est.)
Belgium 5.225 million (2014 est.)
Belize 120,500
note: shortage of skilled labor and all types of technical personnel (2008 est.)
Benin 3.662 million (2007 est.)
Bermuda 37,400 (2011 est.)
Bhutan 345,800
note: major shortage of skilled labor (2013 est.)
Bolivia 4.881 million (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.468 million (2013 est.)
Botswana 1.017 million (2014 est.)
Brazil 110.9 million (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 205,800 (2011 est.)
Bulgaria 2.513 million (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 7.468 million
note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2012 est.)
Burma 35.23 million (2014 est.)
Burundi 4.806 million (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 7.9 million (2011 est.)
Cameroon 9.105 million (2014 est.)
Canada 19.21 million (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.217 million (2014 est.)
Chad 4.919 million (2014 est.)
Chile 8.514 million (2014 est.)
China 801.6 million
note: by the end of 2012, China's population at working age (15-64 years) was 1.0040 billion (2014 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 23.67 million (2014 est.)
Comoros 239,000 (2012 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 27.59 million (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2.89 million (2011 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.257 million
note: this official estimate excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.118 million (2014 est.)
Croatia 1.714 million (2014 est.)
Cuba 5.092 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2014 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 356,700 (2013 est.)
Czech Republic 5.416 million (2014 est.)
Denmark 2.771 million (2014 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.996 million (2014 est.)
Ecuador 7.214 million (2014 est.)
Egypt 28.26 million (2014 est.)
El Salvador 2.752 million (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 3.159 million (2014 est.)
Estonia 669,800 (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 47.32 million (2014 est.)
European Union 230.1 million (2014 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 34,710 (November 2010)
Fiji 345,700 (2014 est.)
Finland 2.665 million (2014 est.)
France 29.87 million (2014 est.)
French Polynesia 114,300 (2012 est.)
Gabon 636,000 (2014 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 1.066 million (2014 est.)
Georgia 1.959 million (2011 est.)
Germany 44.76 million (2014 est.)
Ghana 11.25 million (2014 est.)
Gibraltar 22,910 (2001) (2013 est.)
Greece 3.91 million (2013 est.)
Greenland 26,990 (2012 est.)
Grenada 59,900 (2013 est.)
Guam 69,390
note: this number is for the civilian labor force only (2010 est.)
Guatemala 4.576 million (2014 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea-Bissau 632,700 (2007 est.)
Guinea 5.045 million (2014 est.)
Guyana 313,100 (2009 est.)
Haiti 4.81 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (2010 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 2,885 (December 2011)
Honduras 3.579 million (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 3.871 million (2014 est.)
Hungary 4.388 million (2014 est.)
Iceland 185,900 (2014 est.)
India 502.2 million (2014 est.)
Indonesia 124.3 million (2014 est.)
Iran 28.4 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2014 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.174 million (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 3.784 million (2014 est.)
Italy 25.51 million (2014 est.)
Jamaica 1.311 million (2014 est.)
Japan 65.93 million (2014 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 1.959 million (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 9.103 million (2014 est.)
Kenya 17.7 million (2014 est.)
Kiribati 7,870
note: economically active, not including subsistence farmers (2001)
Korea, North 12.6 million
note: estimates vary widely (2012 est.)
Korea, South 26.43 million (2014 est.)
Kosovo 800,000
note: includes those estimated to be employed in the grey economy (2011 est.)
Kuwait 2.397 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.615 million (2014 est.)
Laos 3.445 million (2014 est.)
Latvia 1.014 million (2014 est.)
Lebanon 1.481 million
note: does not include as many as 1 million foreign workers (2007 est.)
Lesotho 894,400 (2014 est.)
Liberia 1.554 million (2014 est.)
Libya 1.738 million (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 35,830 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commuted daily from Austria, Switzerland, or Germany (2012 est.)
Lithuania 1.454 million (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 253,600
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 (2014 est.)
Macau 367,800 (2013 est.)
Macedonia 959,300 (2014 est.)
Madagascar 12.15 million (2014 est.)
Malawi 5.747 million (2007 est.)
Malaysia 14.01 million (2014 est.)
Maldives 159,700 (2012)
Mali 5.538 million (2014 est.)
Malta 190,500 (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,480 (2011 est.)
Mauritania 1.292 million (2014 est.)
Mauritius 600,200 (2014 est.)
Mexico 52.9 million (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 15,920 (2011 est.)
Moldova 1.23 million (2014 est.)
Monaco 52,000
note: includes all foreign workers (2014 est.)
Mongolia 1.037 million (2011 est.)
Montenegro 251,300 (2011 est.)
Montserrat 4,521 (2012)
Morocco 12 million (2014 est.)
Mozambique 12.25 million (2014 est.)
Namibia 1.168 million (2014 est.)
Nepal 14.76 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2012 est.)
Netherlands 7.893 million (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 106,400 (2010 est.)
New Zealand 2.452 million (2014 est.)
Nicaragua 2.953 million (2014 est.)
Nigeria 54.97 million (2014 est.)
Niger 5.8 million (2014 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 38,450
note: includes nearly 29,000 foreign workers (2005 est.)
Norway 2.724 million (2014 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 62.42 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2014 est.)
Palau 9,777 (2005)
Panama 1.563 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 4.171 million (2014 est.)
Paraguay 3.26 million (2014 est.)
Peru 16.55 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2014 est.)
Philippines 41.68 million (2014 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 18.26 million (2014 est.)
Portugal 5.271 million (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.286 million (March 2012 est.)
Qatar 1.553 million (2014 est.)
Romania 9.945 million (2014 est.)
Russia 75.25 million (2014 est.)
Rwanda 6.061 million (2014 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 48,580 (2012 est.)
San Marino 21,960 (September 2013 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 70,200 (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 11.22 million
note: about 80% of the labor force is non-national (2014 est.)
Senegal 6.326 million (2014 est.)
Serbia 3.14 million (2014 est.)
Seychelles 39,560 (2006 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.471 million (2014 est.)
Singapore 3.557 million
note: excludes non-residents (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.73 million (2014 est.)
Slovenia 913,500 (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 3.011 million (2012 est.)
South Africa 20.23 million (2014 est.)
Spain 22.93 million (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.916 million (2014 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 165,600 (2007 est.)
Svalbard 1,234 (2003)
Swaziland 435,500 (2012 est.)
Sweden 5.124 million (2014 est.)
Switzerland 5.046 million (2014 est.)
Syria 4.022 million (2014 est.)
Taiwan 11.5 million (2014 est.)
Tajikistan 2.209 million (2013 est.)
Tanzania 25 million (2014 est.)
Thailand 39.51 million (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 247,500 (2012 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 39,960 (2007 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 623,500 (2014 est.)
Tunisia 3.95 million (2014 est.)
Turkey 27.56 million
note: about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.3 million (2008 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 18 million (2014 est.)
Ukraine 22.11 million (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 4.891 million
note: expatriates account for about 85% of the work force (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 32.59 million (2014 est.)
United States 156 million
note: includes unemployed (2014 est.)
Uruguay 1.712 million (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.24 million (2014 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.34 million (2014 est.)
Vietnam 54.07 million (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands 49,820 (2007 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 3,104 (2003)
West Bank 1.066 million (2014 est.)
Western Sahara 144,000 (2010 est.)
World 3.37 billion (2014 est.)
Yemen 7.262 million (2014 est.)
Zambia 6.338 million (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 5.634 million (2014 est.)
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