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Country Comparison to the World

CountryLABOR FORCE
Afghanistan 7.512 million (2012 est.)
Albania 1.077 million (2014 est.)
Algeria 11.45 million (2014 est.)
American Samoa 16,090 (2013)
Andorra 36,060 (2012)
Angola 10.18 million (2014 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 17.28 million
note: urban areas only (2014 est.)
Armenia 1.506 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 12.27 million (2014 est.)
Austria 3.823 million (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 4.841 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 141,500 (2014 est.)
Belarus 4.546 million (2013 est.)
Belgium 5.237 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 33,490 (2014 est.)
Bhutan 345,800
note: major shortage of skilled labor (2013 est.)
Bolivia 4.881 million (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.47 million (2014 est.)
Botswana 1.132 million (2014 est.)
Brazil 108 million (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 205,800 (2011 est.)
Bulgaria 2.57 million
note: number of employed persons (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 7.692 million
note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2013 est.)
Burma 35.23 million (2014 est.)
Burundi 4.806 million (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 7.974 million (2013 est.)
Cameroon 9.104 million (2014 est.)
Canada 19.12 million (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.241 million (2014 est.)
Chad 5.07 million (2014 est.)
Chile 8.528 million (2014 est.)
China 804.2 million
note: by the end of 2012, China's population at working age (15-64 years) was 1.004 billion (2014 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 23.66 million (2014 est.)
Comoros 245,200 (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 27.61 million (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 1.807 million (2013 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.242 million
note: this official estimate excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.119 million (2014 est.)
Croatia 1.703 million (2014 est.)
Cuba 5.106 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2014 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 434,500 (2014 est.)
Czech Republic 5.534 million (2014 est.)
Denmark 2.776 million (2014 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.828 million (2014 est.)
Ecuador 7.214 million (2014 est.)
Egypt 27.9 million (2014 est.)
El Salvador 2.759 million (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 3.155 million (2014 est.)
Estonia 674,400 (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 47.54 million (2014 est.)
European Union 231.8 million (2014 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 34,710 (November 2010)
Fiji 346,500 (2014 est.)
Finland 2.679 million (2014 est.)
France 29.79 million (2014 est.)
French Polynesia 114,300 (2012 est.)
Gabon 640,300 (2014 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 1.255 million (2014 est.)
Georgia 1.959 million (2011 est.)
Germany 44.79 million (2014 est.)
Ghana 11.26 million (2014 est.)
Gibraltar 22,910 (2001) (2013 est.)
Greece 4.797 million (2014 est.)
Greenland 26,990 (2012 est.)
Grenada 59,900 (2013 est.)
Guam 70,490
note: this number is for the civilian labor force only (2013 est.)
Guatemala 4.583 million (2014 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea-Bissau 632,700 (2007 est.)
Guinea 5.082 million (2014 est.)
Guyana 313,800 (2013 est.)
Haiti 4.81 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (2010 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 2,885 (December 2011)
Honduras 3.578 million (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 3.872 million (2014 est.)
Hungary 4.444 million (2014 est.)
Iceland 187,000 (2014 est.)
India 492.4 million (2014 est.)
Indonesia 121.9 million (2014 est.)
Iran 28.4 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2014 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.157 million (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 3.778 million (2014 est.)
Italy 25.5 million (2014 est.)
Jamaica 1.304 million (2014 est.)
Japan 65.87 million (2014 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 1.959 million (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 9.102 million (2014 est.)
Kenya 17.68 million (2014 est.)
Kiribati 39,000
note: economically active, not including subsistence farmers (2010 est.)
Korea, North 15.21 million
note: estimates vary widely (2013 est.)
Korea, South 26.54 million (2014 est.)
Kosovo 483,200
note: includes those estimated to be employed in the grey economy (2013 est.)
Kuwait 2.397 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.615 million (2014 est.)
Laos 3.47 million (2014 est.)
Latvia 1.005 million (2014 est.)
Lebanon 1.628 million
note: does not include as many as 1 million foreign workers (2013 est.)
Lesotho 886,000 (2014 est.)
Liberia 1.552 million (2014 est.)
Libya 1.438 million (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 35,830 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commute daily from Austria, Switzerland, or Germany (2012 est.)
Lithuania 1.477 million (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 257,300
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 394,800 (2014 est.)
Macedonia 959,200 (2014 est.)
Madagascar 12.15 million (2014 est.)
Malawi 5.747 million (2007 est.)
Malaysia 14 million (2014 est.)
Maldives 159,700 (2012)
Mali 5.475 million (2014 est.)
Malta 192,700 (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,670 (2013 est.)
Mauritania 1.28 million (2014 est.)
Mauritius 600,200 (2014 est.)
Mexico 51.92 million (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 37,920 (2010 est.)
Moldova 1.23 million (2014 est.)
Monaco 52,000
note: includes all foreign workers (2014 est.)
Mongolia 1.128 million (2014 est.)
Montenegro 263,200 (2014 est.)
Montserrat 4,521 (2012)
Morocco 11.85 million (2014 est.)
Mozambique 12.53 million (2014 est.)
Namibia 1.167 million (2014 est.)
Nauru NA
Nepal 14.76 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2012 est.)
Netherlands 8.214 million (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 106,400 (2010 est.)
New Zealand 2.446 million (2014 est.)
Nicaragua 2.946 million (2014 est.)
Nigeria 55.78 million (2014 est.)
Niger 6 million (2014 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
Norway 2.734 million (2014 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 61.55 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2014 est.)
Palau 10,470 (2014)
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 3.187 million (2014 est.)
Peru 16.55 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2014 est.)
Philippines 40.87 million (2014 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 18.26 million (2014 est.)
Portugal 5.226 million (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.139 million (December 2014 est.)
Qatar 1.593 million (2014 est.)
Romania 9.242 million (2014 est.)
Russia 75.43 million (2014 est.)
Rwanda 6.038 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 49,180 (2013 est.)
San Marino 21,960 (September 2013 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 65,000 (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 11.22 million
note: about 80% of the labor force is non-national (2014 est.)
Senegal 6.311 million (2014 est.)
Serbia 2.89 million (2014 est.)
Seychelles 39,560 (2006 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.451 million (2014 est.)
Singapore 3.531 million
note: excludes non-residents (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.722 million (2014 est.)
Slovenia 917,900 (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 3.109 million (2013 est.)
South Africa 20.22 million (2014 est.)
Spain 22.95 million (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.805 million (2014 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 165,600 (2007 est.)
Svalbard 1,590 (2013)
Swaziland 446,100 (2013 est.)
Sweden 5.182 million (2014 est.)
Switzerland 5.055 million (2014 est.)
Syria 3.922 million (2014 est.)
Taiwan 11.54 million (2014 est.)
Tajikistan 2.209 million (2013 est.)
Tanzania 25.28 million (2014 est.)
Thailand 38.96 million (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 259,800 (2013 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 33,800 (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 623,500 (2014 est.)
Tunisia 3.995 million (2014 est.)
Turkey 28.79 million
note: about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.305 million (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 17.98 million (2014 est.)
Ukraine 19.92 million (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 4.891 million
note: expatriates account for about 85% of the work force (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 32.76 million (2014 est.)
United States 155.9 million
note: includes unemployed (2014 est.)
Uruguay 1.712 million (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.28 million (2014 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.18 million (2014 est.)
Vietnam 54.17 million (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands 50,580 (2012 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 3,104 (2003)
West Bank 1.255 million (2014 est.)
Western Sahara 144,000 (2010 est.)
World 3.36 billion (2014 est.)
Yemen 7.184 million (2014 est.)
Zambia 6.698 million (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 5.634 million (2014 est.)
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