Based on a comparison of 165 countries in 2015, Dem. People's Republic of Korea ranked the highest in armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce with 8.71% followed by Eritrea and Palestine. On the other end of the scale was Haiti with 0.003%, Papua New Guinea with 0.054% and Malawi with 0.087%.
Average armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce reached 0.792% in 2015 in the World according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.787 % less than in the previous year and -18.7 % less than 10 years ago.
Historically, average armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce reached an all time high of 1.17% in 1995 and an all time low of 0.792% in 2015. The average annual growth amounted to -1.23 % since 1990.
Data for more countries are available at Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) indicator page.