List of countries by labour force

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This is a list of countries by size of the labour force mostly based on The World Factbook. [1]

<i>The World Factbook</i> reference resource

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official print version is available from the Government Printing Office. Other companies—such as Skyhorse Publishing—also print a paper edition. The Factbook is available in the form of a website that is partially updated every week. It is also available for download for use off-line. It provides a two- to three-page summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of each of 267 international entities including U.S.-recognized countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world.

RankCountry/RegionLabour forceDate of
information
 World3,382,000,0002017 est.
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 806,700,0002017 est.
2Flag of India.svg  India 521,900,0002017 est.
Flag of Europe.svg  European Union 238,900,0002016 est.
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 160,400,0002017 est.
4Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 125,000,0002016 est.
5Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 104,200,0002017 est.
6Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 76,530,0002017 est.
7Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 66,640,0002017 est.
8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 65,010,0002017 est.
9Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 63,890,0002017 est.
10Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 60,080,0002017 est.
11Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 54,800,0002017 est.
12Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 54,510,0002017 est.
13Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 52,820,0002017 est.
14Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 45,900,0002017 est.
15Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 42,780,0002017 est.
16Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 38,370,0002017 est.
17Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 33,500,0002017 est.
18Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo 31,360,0002017 est.
19Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 31,300,0002017 est.
20Flag of France.svg  France 30,680,0002017 est.
21Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 30,500,0002017 est.
22Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 29,950,0002017 est.
23Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 27,750,0002017 est.
24Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 25,940,0002017 est.
25Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 25,760,0002017 est.
26Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 24,890,0002017 est.
27Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 22,750,0002017 est.
28Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 22,300,0002017 est.
29Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 22,190,0002017 est.
30Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 19,600,0002017 est.
31Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 19,520,0002017 est.
32Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 18,120,0002017 est.
33Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 18,000,0002017 est.
34Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 17,990,0002017 est.
35Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 17,600,0002017 est.
36Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 17,400,0002013 est.
37Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 16,160,0002012 est.
38Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 16,000,0002011 est.
39Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 14,010,0002013 est.
40Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 13,190,0002013 est.
41Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 12,600,0002012 est.
42Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 12,440,0002013 est.
43Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 12,070,0002013 est.
44Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 11,920,0002007 est.
45Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 11,780,0002017 est.
46Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 11,730,0002013 est.
47Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 11,150,0002013 est.
48Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 10,550,0002013 est.
49Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 9,504,0002007
50Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 9,451,0002013 est.
51Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 9,090,0002018 est.
52Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 9,022,0002013 est.
53Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 9,018,0002013 est.
54Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 8,900,0002010 est.
55Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 8,528,0002013 est.
56Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 8,426,0002013 est.
57Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 8,412,0002013 est.
58Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 8,367,0002013 est.
59Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Côte d'Ivoire 7,928,0002013 est.
60Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 7,900,0002011 est.
61Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 7,512,0002012 est.
62Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 7,100,0002013 est.
63Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 6,953,0002013 est.
64Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 6,668,0002007
65Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 6,275,0002013 est.
66Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 6,096,0002013 est.
67Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 5,747,0002007 est.
68Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 5,409,0002013 est.
69Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 5,395,0002013 est.
70Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 5,304,0002013 est.
71Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 5,233,0002013 est.
72Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 5,150,0002013 est.
73Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5,107,0002013 est.
74Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 5,014,0002013 est.
75Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 5,000,0002009
76Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 4,976,0002013 est.
77Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 4,992,0002012 est.
78Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 4,918,0002013 est.
79Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 4,912,0002013 est.
80Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 4,810,0002010 est.
81Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 4,688,0002007
82Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 4,680,0002012 est.
83Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4,588,0002013 est.
84Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 4,465,0002013 est.
85Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 4,446,0002007
86Flag of Chad.svg  Chad 4,293,0002007
87Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4,263,0002013 est.
88Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 4,245,0002007
89Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 4,077,0002013 est.
90Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 3,974,0002013 est.
91Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 3,939,0002013 est.
92Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 3,873,0002013 est.
93Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3,737,0002013 est.
94Flag of Benin.svg  Benin 3,662,0002007 est.
95Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 3,507,0002013 est.
96Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 3,493,0002013 est.
97Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 3,447,0002007
98Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 3,444,0002013 est.
99Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 3,337,0002013 est.
100Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 3,241,0002007 est.
101Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 3,190,0002013 est.
102Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 3,039,0002013 est.
103Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 2,955,0002012 est.
104Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 2,890,0002011 est.
105Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2,795,0002013 est.
106Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 2,738,0002013 est.
107Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 2,727,0002013 est.
108Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2,707,0002014 est.
109Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2,685,0002013 est.
110Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 2,595,0002007
111Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 2,551,0002013 est.
112Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2,413,0002013 est.
113Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 2,380,0002013 est.
114Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 2,344,0002007
115Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 2,300,0002008 est.
116Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2,222,0002013 est.
117Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 2,209,0002013 est.
118Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 2,207,0002007 est.
119Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 2,161,0002013 est.
120Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic 2,082,0002011 est.
121Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1,959,0002011 est.
122Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1,898,0002013 est.
123Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1,715,0002013 est.
124Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1,703,0002013 est.
125Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1,700,0002013 est.
126Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 1,644,0002013 est.
127Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1,540,0002013 est.
128Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1,481,0002007 est.
129Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1,452,0002013 est.
130Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1,424,0002013 est.
131Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 1,394,0002013 est.
132Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia 1,372,0002007
133Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 1,318,0002007
134Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1,308,0002013 est.
135Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 1,300,0002012
136Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1,261,0002013 est.
137Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 1,327,0002013 est.
138Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 1,090,0002013 est.
139Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 1,068,0002011 est.
140Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,026,3372017 [2]
Flag of Palestine.svg  West Bank 1,025,0002013 est.
141Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 1,022,0002013 est.
142Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 968,8002007
143Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 960,7002013 est.
144Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 913,4002013 est.
145Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 880,4002013 est.
146Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 874,2002013 est.
147Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 800,0002011 est.
148Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 777,1002007
149Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 716,5002013 est.
150Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 692,9002013 est.
151Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 637,6002013 est.
152Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 632,7002007
153Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 629,1002013 est.
154Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 621,0002013 est.
155Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 443,5002013 est.
156Flag of Swaziland.svg  Swaziland 424,1002011 est.
157Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste 418,2002009
Flag of Macau.svg  Macau 367,8002013 est.
Flag of Palestine.svg  Gaza Strip 348,2002010 est.
158Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan 336,4002012
159Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 335,0002007 est.
160Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana 313,1002009 est.
161Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti 294,6002012
162Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 251,3002011 est.
163Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 233,5002011 est.
164Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 208,8002013 est.
165Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 205,8002011 est.
166Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 202,5002007
167Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 196,9002013 est.
168Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde 196,1002007
169Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 195,2002007
170Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 190,4002013 est.
171Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 181,1002013 est.
172Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 165,6002007
173Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 159,7002012
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Western Sahara 144,0002010 est.
174Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 141,8002013 est.
175Flag of Belize.svg  Belize 120,5002008 est.
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  French Polynesia 116,0002007
176Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 115,9002007
Flag of FLNKS.svg  New Caledonia 106,4002010
177Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia 79,7002012
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao 73,1002013
178Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 69,3902010 est.
179Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 59,9002013 est.
180Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 57,5202007 est.
Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey 53,3802012
181Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  Sao Tome and Principe 52,4902007
182Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco 52,4902012 est.
183Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba 51,6102007 est.
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands 49,8202007 est.
184Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 47,9302011 est.
Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 41,7902006
185Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 39,9602007
186Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 39,5602006
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 39,0002007
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands 38,4502005 est.
187Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 37,4002011
188Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 36,0602012
189Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein 35,8302012
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 34,7102010
Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey 31,4702006
190Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 30,0001991
191Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland 28,6002011
192Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 25,0002000 est.
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg  Sint Maarten 23,2002008 est.
193Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 21,9602013
194Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis 18,1701995
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 17,6302005
Flag of France.svg  Saint Martin 17,300N/A
195Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Federated States of Micronesia 15,9202022
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands 12,7702004
196Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 12,6902001
197Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands 10,4802011 est.
198Flag of Palau.svg  Palau 9,7772005
199Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati 7,8702001
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 6,8202001
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla 6,0492001
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg  Falkland Islands 5,2462006
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 4,8481990 est.
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat 4,5212012
200Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu 3,6152004 est.
Flag of France.svg  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3,4502006
Flag of France.svg  Wallis and Futuna 3,1042003
201Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City 2,8322011
Flag of Saint Helena.svg  Saint Helena 2,4861998 est.
Flag of Norway.svg  Svalbard 1,2342003
Flag of Norfolk Island.svg  Norfolk Island 9782006
202Flag of Niue.svg  Niue 6632001
Flag of Tokelau.svg  Tokelau 4402001
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg  Pitcairn Islands 152004

Notes

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