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Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) fell 0.700% to 0.817% in the World in 2015

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) (%), 2015
Military & Defense | World | July 14, 2018
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Armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce fell 0.700% to 0.817% in the World in 2015, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.

Historically, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in the World reached an all time high of 1.19% in 1995 and an all time low of 0.817% in 2015. When compared to World's main peers, armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce in China amounted to 0.360%, 0.414% in Germany, 0.391% in Japan and 0.838% in USA in 2015.

World has been ranked th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of armed forces personnel as a share of total workforce.

Armed Forces Personnel (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Austria % 0.524% 0.512% 0.510% 0.479% 0.494%
Belgium % 0.626% 0.756% 0.755% 0.727% 0.675%
Canada % 0.343% 0.337% 0.359% 0.343% 0.339%
China % 0.384% 0.383% 0.382% 0.362% 0.343%
France % 1.09% 1.06% 1.04% 1.02% 1.01%
Germany % 0.447% 0.431% 0.422% 0.416% 0.416%
India % 0.589% 0.588% 0.582% 0.588% 0.620%
Japan % 0.396% 0.394% 0.393% 0.391% 0.390%
Mexico % 0.642% 0.624% 0.640% 0.627% 0.618%
Poland % 0.947% 0.945% 0.939% 0.943% 0.971%
Russia % 1.80% 1.67% 1.71% 1.99% 1.94%
South Korea % 2.53% 2.50% 2.33% 2.31% 2.28%
USA % 0.941% 0.903% 0.866% 0.839% 0.830%
World % 0.873% 0.835% 0.828% 0.824% 0.818%