Which Country Has the Largest Labour Force?

Labour Force (Total) (mil), 2016 or latest
Labour | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in Labour Force (Total) with 807 mil followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Belize with 0.175 mil, Malta with 0.196 mil and Iceland with 0.197 mil.

Total Labour Force (Total) reached 3,427 mil in 2016 in the World. This is 0.813 % more than in the previous year and 10.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total Labour Force (Total) reached an all time high of 3,427 mil in 2016 and an all time low of 2,342 mil in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 1.47 % since 1990.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 23.6 % of Labour Force (Total) in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 43.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.0 % in 2016.

Data for more countries are available at Labour Force (Total) indicator page.