FIELD LISTING :: LABOR FORCE
This entry contains the total labor force figure.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryLABOR FORCE
Afghanistan 7.983 million (2013 est.)
Albania 1.085 million (2015 est.)
Algeria 11.77 million (2015 est.)
American Samoa 16,090 (2013)
Andorra 36,060 (2012)
Angola 10.51 million (2015 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 17.47 million
note: urban areas only (2015 est.)
Armenia 1.508 million (2015 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 12.5 million (2015 est.)
Austria 3.448 million (2015 est.)
Azerbaijan 4.899 million (2015 est.)
Bahamas, The 196,900 (2013 est.)
Bahrain 759,400
note: excludes unemployed; 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2015 est.)
Bangladesh 81.95 million
note: extensive export of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia; workers' remittances were $15 billion in 2015, 8% of GDP (2015 est.)
Barbados 142,000 (2015 est.)
Belarus 4.546 million (2013 est.)
Belgium 5.279 million (2015 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 348,800
note: major shortage of skilled labor (2015 est.)
Bolivia 4.962 million (2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.47 million (2015 est.)
Botswana 1.155 million (2015 est.)
Brazil 109.2 million (2015 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 203,600 (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 2.535 million
note: number of employed persons (2015 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 36.18 million (2015 est.)
Burundi 4.95 million (2015 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 7.974 million (2013 est.)
Cameroon 9.332 million (2015 est.)
Canada 19.3 million (2015 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.306 million (2015 est.)
Chad 5.268 million (2015 est.)
Chile 8.68 million (2015 est.)
China 804 million
note: by the end of 2012, China's population at working age (15-64 years) was 1.004 billion (2015 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 24.34 million (2015 est.)
Comoros 245,200 (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 28.58 million (2015 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 1.807 million (2013 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.268 million
note: official estimate; excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2015 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.31 million (2015 est.)
Croatia 1.708 million (2015 est.)
Cuba 5.111 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2015 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 349,700 (2014 est.)
Czechia 5.479 million (2015 est.)
Denmark 2.774 million (2015 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 4.93 million (2015 est.)
Ecuador 7.336 million (2015 est.)
Egypt 28.87 million (2015 est.)
El Salvador 2.774 million (2015 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 3.263 million (2015 est.)
Estonia 669,400 (2015 est.)
Ethiopia 49.27 million (2015 est.)
European Union 231.6 million (2015 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 25,000 (2015 est.)
Fiji 347,700 (2015 est.)
Finland 2.673 million (2015 est.)
France 29.84 million (2015 est.)
French Polynesia 114,300 (2012 est.)
Gabon 653,700 (2015 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 471,000
note: excludes West Bank (2015 est.)
Georgia 1.959 million (2011 est.)
Germany 45.04 million (2015 est.)
Ghana 11.54 million (2015 est.)
Gibraltar 22,910 (2013 est.)
Greece 4.832 million (2015 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 6.316 million (2014 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea-Bissau 731,300 (2013 est.)
Guinea 5.24 million (2015 est.)
Guyana 313,800 (2013 est.)
Haiti 4.594 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (2014 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 2,885 (December 2011)
Honduras 3.647 million (2015 est.)
Hong Kong 3.883 million (2015 est.)
Hungary 4.446 million (2015 est.)
Iceland 190,500 (2015 est.)
India 502.1 million (2015 est.)
Indonesia 122.4 million (2015 est.)
Iran 29.07 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2015 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.176 million (2015 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 3.86 million (2015 est.)
Italy 25.54 million (2015 est.)
Jamaica 1.308 million (2015 est.)
Japan 64.32 million (2015 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 2.02 million (2015 est.)
Kazakhstan 8.965 million (2015 est.)
Kenya 18.21 million (2015 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 26.89 million (2015 est.)
Kosovo 483,200
note: includes those estimated to be employed in the grey economy (2013 est.)
Kuwait 2.473 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2015 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.65 million (2015 est.)
Laos 3.532 million (2015 est.)
Latvia 993,500 (2015 est.)
Lebanon 1.628 million
note: does not include as many as 1 million foreign workers, nor refugees (2013 est.)
Lesotho 899,100 (2015 est.)
Liberia 1.6 million (2015 est.)
Libya 1.195 million (2015 est.)
Liechtenstein 35,830 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commute daily from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany (2012 est.)
Lithuania 1.464 million (2015 est.)
Luxembourg 265,800
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 (2015 est.)
Macau 394,800 (2014 est.)
Macedonia 961,900 (2015 est.)
Madagascar 12.57 million (2015 est.)
Malawi 5.747 million (2007 est.)
Malaysia 14.3 million (2015 est.)
Maldives 195,100 (2014)
Mali 5.644 million (2015 est.)
Malta 186,900 (2015 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,670 (2013 est.)
Mauritania 1.318 million (2015 est.)
Mauritius 610,400 (2015 est.)
Mexico 52.81 million (2015 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 37,920 (2010 est.)
Moldova 1.222 million (2015 est.)
Monaco 52,000
note: includes all foreign workers (2014 est.)
Mongolia 1.164 million (2015 est.)
Montenegro 263,200 (2014 est.)
Montserrat 4,521 (2012)
Morocco 12.27 million (2015 est.)
Mozambique 12.92 million (2015 est.)
Namibia 1.188 million (2015 est.)
Nauru NA
Nepal 15.2 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2013 est.)
Netherlands 7.884 million (2015 est.)
New Caledonia 106,400 (2010 est.)
New Zealand 2.522 million (2015 est.)
Nicaragua 2.98 million (2015 est.)
Nigeria 57.46 million (2015 est.)
Niger 6.3 million (2015 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
Norway 2.777 million (2015 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 63.34 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2015 est.)
Palau 10,470 (2014)
Panama 1.587 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2015 est.)
Papua New Guinea 4.267 million (2015 est.)
Paraguay 3.243 million (2015 est.)
Peru 16.8 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2015 est.)
Philippines 41.37 million (2015 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 18.29 million (2015 est.)
Portugal 5.223 million (2015 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.139 million (December 2014 est.)
Qatar 1.644 million (2015 est.)
Romania 9.266 million (2015 est.)
Russia 74.89 million (2015 est.)
Rwanda 6.247 million (2015 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 68,640 (2015 est.)
Saudi Arabia 11.67 million
note: about 80% of the labor force is non-national (2015 est.)
Senegal 6.515 million (2015 est.)
Serbia 2.9 million (2015 est.)
Seychelles 39,560 (2006 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.53 million (2015 est.)
Singapore 3.588 million
note: excludes non-residents (2015 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.745 million (2015 est.)
Slovenia 916,000 (2015 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 3.109 million (2013 est.)
South Africa 20.86 million (2015 est.)
Spain 22.98 million (2015 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.928 million (2015 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 165,600 (2007 est.)
Svalbard 1,590 (2013)
Swaziland 446,100 (2013 est.)
Sweden 5.184 million (2015 est.)
Switzerland 5.097 million (2015 est.)
Syria 3.798 million (2015 est.)
Taiwan 11.64 million (2015 est.)
Tajikistan 2.209 million (2013 est.)
Tanzania 26.11 million (2015 est.)
Thailand 39.12 million (2015 est.)
Timor-Leste 259,800 (2013 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 33,800 (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 626,400 (2015 est.)
Tunisia 4.044 million (2015 est.)
Turkey 29.4 million
note: about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2015 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.305 million (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 18.58 million (2015 est.)
Ukraine 17.4 million (2015 est.)
United Arab Emirates 5.136 million
note: expatriates account for about 85% of the workforce (2015 est.)
United Kingdom 32.94 million (2015 est.)
United States 156.4 million
note: includes unemployed (2015 est.)
Uruguay 1.725 million (2015 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.54 million (2015 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.49 million (2015 est.)
Vietnam 54.93 million (2015 est.)
Virgin Islands 50,580 (2012 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 3,104 (2003)
West Bank 828,000
note: excludes Gaza Strip (2015 est.)
Western Sahara 144,000 (2010 est.)
World 3.39 billion (2015 est.)
Yemen 7.328 million (2015 est.)
Zambia 6.906 million (2015 est.)
Zimbabwe 5.777 million (2015 est.)