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Total Labor Force Strength by Country


An oft-overlooked factor of wartime industry is a nation's labor force which directly influences much-needed production.

The power of a nation's labor force directly reflects wartime output concerning all manner of military industry - bullets, bombs, uniforms, spares, specialized field equipment, medicine, etc... Traditionally, and expectedly so, larger overall populations have fielded larger labor forces (as exemplified by the China, India and the United States). This listing does not take into account labor force quality or education.

The data presented below is through 2017.

1
National Flag
805,900,000  
China
CHN
2
National Flag
513,700,000  
India
IND
3
National Flag
158,600,000  
United States
USA
4
National Flag
123,700,000  
Indonesia
INO
5
National Flag
110,400,000  
Brazil
BRA
6
National Flag
83,590,000  
Bangladesh
BAN
7
National Flag
77,410,000  
Russia
RUS
8
National Flag
65,930,000  
Japan
JPN
9
National Flag
65,100,000  
Pakistan
PAK
10
National Flag
58,800,000  
Nigeria
NIG
11
National Flag
54,930,000  
Vietnam
VTN
12
National Flag
53,740,000  
Mexico
MEX
13
National Flag
50,970,000  
Ethiopia
ETH
14
National Flag
45,300,000  
Germany
GER
15
National Flag
42,800,000  
Philippines
PHI
16
National Flag
38,450,000  
Thailand
THA
17
National Flag
37,150,000  
Myanmar
MYA
18
National Flag
33,170,000  
United Kingdom
UKD
19
National Flag
31,960,000  
Egypt
EGP
20
National Flag
31,080,000  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
21
National Flag
30,480,000  
France
FRA
22
National Flag
30,240,000  
Turkey
TUR
23
National Flag
29,750,000  
Iran
IRN
24
National Flag
27,250,000  
South Korea
SKO
25
National Flag
26,960,000  
Tanzania
TAN
26
National Flag
25,600,000  
Italy
ITA
27
National Flag
24,430,000  
Colombia
COL
28
National Flag
22,890,000  
Spain
SPA
29
National Flag
21,700,000  
South Africa
SAF
30
National Flag
19,420,000  
Canada
CAN
31
National Flag
19,030,000  
Uganda
UGA
32
National Flag
18,660,000  
Kenya
KEN
33
National Flag
18,040,000  
Ukraine
UKR
34
National Flag
17,800,000  
Uzbekistan
UZB
35
National Flag
17,780,000  
Poland
POL
36
National Flag
17,710,000  
Argentina
ARG
37
National Flag
17,120,000  
Peru
PER
38
National Flag
15,200,000  
Nepal
NEP
39
National Flag
14,770,000  
Malaysia
MLY
40
National Flag
14,160,000  
Venezuela
VEN
41
National Flag
14,000,000  
North Korea
NKO
42
National Flag
13,310,000  
Mozambique
MOZ
43
National Flag
12,980,000  
Madagascar
MAD
44
National Flag
12,630,000  
Australia
AUS
45
National Flag
12,230,000  
Morocco
MOR
46
National Flag
12,020,000  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
47
National Flag
11,990,000  
Ghana
GHA
48
National Flag
11,920,000  
Sudan
SUD
49
National Flag
11,780,000  
Algeria
ALG
50
National Flag
11,680,000  
Taiwan
TAI
51
National Flag
11,640,000  
Mongolia
MON
52
National Flag
10,850,000  
Angola
ANG
53
National Flag
9,612,000  
Cameroon
CAM
54
National Flag
9,133,000  
Romania
ROM
55
National Flag
9,062,000  
Sri Lanka
SRL
56
National Flag
9,059,000  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
57
National Flag
8,900,000  
Iraq
IRQ
58
National Flag
8,777,000  
Chile
CHI
59
National Flag
8,543,000  
Ivory Coast
IVC
60
National Flag
8,098,000  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
61
National Flag
7,983,000  
Afghanistan
AFG
62
National Flag
7,919,000  
Netherlands
NET
63
National Flag
7,470,000  
Yemen
YEM
64
National Flag
7,116,000  
Zambia
ZAM
65
National Flag
6,643,000  
Cambodia
CMB
66
National Flag
6,500,000  
Niger
NGR
67
National Flag
6,283,000  
Mali
MAL
68
National Flag
5,494,000  
Czech Republic
CZR
69
National Flag
5,457,000  
Chad
CHD
70
National Flag
5,277,000  
Sweden
SWE
71
National Flag
5,272,000  
Belgium
BEL
72
National Flag
5,242,000  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
73
National Flag
5,173,000  
Switzerland
SWI
74
National Flag
5,167,000  
Portugal
POR
75
National Flag
5,133,000  
Dominican Republic
DOM
76
National Flag
5,117,000  
Cuba
CUB
77
National Flag
4,993,000  
Bolivia
BOL
78
National Flag
4,961,000  
Azerbaijan
AZR
79
National Flag
4,848,000  
Ecuador
ECU
80
National Flag
4,761,000  
Greece
GRE
81
National Flag
4,623,000  
Guatemala
GUA
82
National Flag
4,564,000  
Hungary
HUN
83
National Flag
4,546,000  
Belarus
BLR
84
National Flag
4,038,000  
Tunisia
TUN
85
National Flag
3,944,000  
Austria
AST
86
National Flag
3,927,000  
Israel
ISR
87
National Flag
3,661,000  
Singapore
SIN
88
National Flag
3,625,000  
Honduras
HON
89
National Flag
3,500,000  
Laos
LAO
90
National Flag
3,370,000  
Syria
SYR
91
National Flag
3,291,000  
Paraguay
PAR
92
National Flag
3,109,000  
Somalia
SOM
93
National Flag
3,013,000  
Nicaragua
NIC
94
National Flag
2,910,000  
Serbia
SER
95
National Flag
2,825,000  
Denmark
DEN
96
National Flag
2,794,000  
Norway
NOR
97
National Flag
2,788,000  
El Salvador
ESL
98
National Flag
2,778,000  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
99
National Flag
2,724,000  
Slovakia
SLK
100
National Flag
2,678,000  
Sierra Leone
SIE
101
National Flag
2,675,000  
Finland
FIN
102
National Flag
2,562,000  
New Zealand
NWZ
103
National Flag
2,546,000  
Kuwait
KUW
104
National Flag
2,525,000  
Bulgaria
BUL
105
National Flag
2,421,000  
Central African Republic
CAR
106
National Flag
2,305,000  
Turkmenistan
TKM
107
National Flag
2,209,000  
Tajikistan
TAJ
108
National Flag
2,205,000  
Jordan
JOR
109
National Flag
1,959,000  
Georgia
GEO
110
National Flag
1,807,000  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
111
National Flag
1,736,000  
Uruguay
URU
112
National Flag
1,691,000  
Qatar
QTR
113
National Flag
1,628,000  
Lebanon
LEB
114
National Flag
1,611,000  
Panama
PAN
115
National Flag
1,610,000  
Croatia
CRO
116
National Flag
1,559,000  
Armenia
ARM
117
National Flag
1,480,000  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
118
National Flag
1,459,000  
Lithuania
LIT
119
National Flag
1,356,000  
Mauritania
MAU
120
National Flag
1,210,000  
Namibia
NAM
121
National Flag
1,179,000  
Albania
ALB
122
National Flag
1,177,000  
Botswana
BOT
123
National Flag
1,153,000  
Libya
LIB
124
National Flag
968,800  
Oman
OMA
125
National Flag
968,700  
Latvia
LAT
126
National Flag
957,400  
Macedonia
MAC
127
National Flag
918,700  
Slovenia
SLV
128
National Flag
809,700  
Bahrain
BAH
129
National Flag
750,000  
South Sudan
SSU
130
National Flag
674,700  
Gabon
GAB
131
National Flag
651,200  
Estonia
EST
132
National Flag
353,000  
Bhutan
BUT
133
National Flag
154,100  
Suriname
SUR