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 1.179 million (2016 est.)
Algeria 11.78 million (2016 est.)
American Samoa 16,090 (2013)
Andorra 36,060 (2012)
Angola 10.85 million (2016 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000 (1991)
Argentina 17.71 million
note: urban areas only (2016 est.)
Armenia 1.559 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 12.63 million (2016 est.)
Austria 3.944 million (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan 4.961 million (2016 est.)
Bahamas, The 196,900 (2013 est.)
Bahrain 809,700
note: excludes unemployed; 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2016 est.)
Bangladesh 83.59 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 (2016 est.)
Barbados 142,500 (2016 est.)
Belarus 4.546 million (2013 est.)
Belgium 5.272 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 348,800
note: major shortage of skilled labor (2015 est.)
Bolivia 4.993 million (2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.48 million (2016 est.)
Botswana 1.177 million (2016 est.)
Brazil 110.4 million (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 203,600 (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 2.525 million
note: number of employed persons (2016 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 37.15 million (2016 est.)
Burundi 5.255 million (2016 est.)
Cabo Verde 196,100 (2007 est.)
Cambodia 6.643 million (2016 est.)
Cameroon 9.612 million (2016 est.)
Canada 19.42 million (2016 est.)
Cayman Islands 39,000
note: nearly 55% are non-nationals (2007 est.)
Central African Republic 2.421 million (2016 est.)
Chad 5.457 million (2016 est.)
Chile 8.777 million (2016 est.)
China 805.9 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 24.43 million (2016 est.)
Comoros 245,200 (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 31.08 million (2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 1.807 million (2013 est.)
Cook Islands 6,820 (2001)
Costa Rica 2.295 million
note: official estimate; excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 8.543 million (2016 est.)
Croatia 1.61 million (2016 est.)
Cuba 5.117 million
note: state sector 72.3%, non-state sector 27.7% (2016 est.)
Curacao 73,010 (2013)
Cyprus 415,100 (2016 est.)
Czechia 5.494 million (2016 est.)
Denmark 2.825 million (2016 est.)
Djibouti 294,600 (2012)
Dominica 25,000 (2000 est.)
Dominican Republic 5.113 million (2016 est.)
Ecuador 4.848 million (2016 est.)
Egypt 31.96 million (2016 est.)
El Salvador 2.788 million (2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 195,200 (2007 est.)
Eritrea 2.62 million (2016 est.)
Estonia 651,200 (2016 est.)
Ethiopia 50.97 million (2016 est.)
European Union 232.9 million (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,944 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 25,000 (2015 est.)
Fiji 350.1 (2016 est.)
Finland 2.675 million (2016 est.)
France 30.48 million (2016 est.)
French Polynesia 114,300 (2012 est.)
Gabon 674,700 (2016 est.)
Gambia, The 777,100 (2007 est.)
Gaza Strip 1.157 million
note: excludes the West Bank (2016 est.)
Georgia 1.959 million (2011 est.)
Germany 45.3 million (2016 est.)
Ghana 11.99 million (2016 est.)
Gibraltar 22,910 (2013 est.)
Greece 4.761 million (2016 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 4.623 million (2016 est.)
Guernsey 31,470 (March 2006)
Guinea-Bissau 731,300 (2013 est.)
Guinea 5.392 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) 2,885 (December 2011)
Honduras 3.625 million (2016 est.)
Hong Kong 3.911 million (2016 est.)
Hungary 4.564 million (2016 est.)
Iceland 195,000 (2016 est.)
India 513.7 million (2016 est.)
Indonesia 123.7 million (2016 est.)
Iran 29.75 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2016 est.)
Iraq 8.9 million (2010 est.)
Ireland 2.181 million (2016 est.)
Isle of Man 41,790 (2006)
Israel 3.927 million (2016 est.)
Italy 25.6 million (2016 est.)
Jamaica 1.312 million (2016 est.)
Japan 65.93 million (2016 est.)
Jersey 53,380 (June 2012)
Jordan 2.205 million (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan 9.059 million (2016 est.)
Kenya 18.66 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 2.546 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.778 million (2016 est.)
Laos 3.5 million (2016 est.)
Latvia 968,700 (2016 est.)
Lebanon 1.628 million
note: does not include as many as 1 million foreign workers, nor refugees (2013 est.)
Lesotho 919,900 (2016 est.)
Liberia 1.654 million (2016 est.)
Libya 1.153 million (2016 est.)
Liechtenstein 35,830 (2012)
note: 51% of the labor force in Liechtenstein commute daily from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany (2012 est.)
Lithuania 1.459 million (2016 est.)
Luxembourg 272,000
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 400,000 (2016 est.)
Macedonia 957,400 (2016 est.)
Madagascar 12.98 million (2016 est.)
Malawi 5.747 million (2007 est.)
Malaysia 14.77 million (2016 est.)
Maldives 195,100 (2014)
Mali 6.283 million (2016 est.)
Malta 201,600 (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands 10,670 (2013 est.)
Mauritania 1.356 million (2016 est.)
Mauritius 624,700 (2016 est.)
Mexico 53.74 million (2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 37,920 (2010 est.)
Moldova 1.253 million (2016 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 12.23 million (2016 est.)
Mozambique 13.31 million (2016 est.)
Namibia 1.21 million (2016 est.)
Nauru NA
Nepal 15.2 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2013 est.)
Netherlands 7.919 million (2016 est.)
New Caledonia 106,400 (2010 est.)
New Zealand 2.562 million (2016 est.)
Nicaragua 3.013 million (2016 est.)
Nigeria 58.8 million (2016 est.)
Niger 6.5 million (2016 est.)
Niue 663 (2001)
Norfolk Island 978 (2006)
Northern Mariana Islands 27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
Norway 2.794 million (2016 est.)
Oman 968,800
note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007 est.)
Pakistan 65.1 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2016 est.)
Palau 10,470 (2014)
Panama 1.611 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea 4.365 million (2016 est.)
Paraguay 3.291 million (2016 est.)
Peru 17.12 million
note: individuals older than 14 years of age (2016 est.)
Philippines 42.8 million (2016 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 (2004)
Poland 17.78 million (2016 est.)
Portugal 5.167 million (2016 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.139 million (December 2014 est)
Qatar 1.691 million (2016 est.)
Romania 9.133 million (2016 est.)
Russia 77.41 million (2016 est.)
Rwanda 6.03 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 49,180 (2013 est.)
San Marino 21,960 (September 2013 es)
Sao Tome and Principe 70,620 (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 2.678 million (2016 est.)
Singapore 3.661 million
note: excludes non-residents (2016 est.)
Sint Maarten 23,200 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 2.724 million (2016 est.)
Slovenia 918,700 (2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 202,500 (2007 est.)
Somalia 3.109 million (2013 est.)
South Africa 21.7 million (2016 est.)
Spain 22.89 million (2016 est.)
Sri Lanka 9.062 million (2016 est.)
Sudan 11.92 million (2007 est.)
Suriname 165,600 (2007 est.)
Svalbard 1,590 (2013)
Swaziland 446,100 (2013 est.)
Sweden 5.277 million (2016 est.)
Switzerland 5.173 million (2016 est.)
Syria 3.37 million (2016 est.)
Taiwan 11.68 million (2016 est.)
Tajikistan 2.209 million (2013 est.)
Tanzania 26.96 million (2016 est.)
Thailand 38.45 million (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste 259,800 (2013 est.)
Togo 2.595 million (2007 est.)
Tokelau 440 (2001)
Tonga 33,800 (2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 629,700 (2016 est.)
Tunisia 4.038 million (2016 est.)
Turkey 30.24 million
note: about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2016 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.305 million (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 3,615 (2004 est.)
Uganda 19.03 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 33.17 million (2016 est.)
United States 158.6 million
note: includes unemployed (2016 est.)
Uruguay 1.736 million (2016 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.8 million (2016 est.)
Vanuatu 115,900 (2007 est.)
Venezuela 14.16 million (2016 est.)
Vietnam 54.93 million (2016 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 3.435 billion (2016 est.)
Yemen 7.47 million (2016 est.)
Zambia 7.116 million (2016 est.)
Zimbabwe 8.098 million (2016 est.)