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Labor Force Strength by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/21/2014

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

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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.


Labor Force data through 2012.

1
798,500,000
2
482,300,000
3
155,000,000
4
118,100,000
5
105,700,000
6
77,000,000
7
75,680,000
8
65,550,000
9
59,210,000
10
52,290,000
11
50,640,000
12
47,000,000
13
44,020,000
14
43,920,000
15
40,430,000
16
39,410,000
17
34,120,000
18
32,070,000
19
29,780,000
20
27,340,000
21
27,050,000
22
27,000,000
23
25,620,000
24
25,500,000
25
24,820,000
26
23,090,000
27
23,050,000
28
22,110,000
29
19,110,000
30
18,890,000
31
18,170,000
32
18,060,000
33
18,000,000
34
17,050,000
35
16,830,000
36
16,730,000
37
15,000,000
38
13,490,000
39
12,900,000
40
12,200,000
41
12,150,000
42
11,920,000
43
11,790,000
44
11,530,000
45
11,340,000
46
11,050,000
47
11,020,000
48
10,290,000
49
9,504,000
50
9,252,000
51
8,983,000
52
8,900,000
53
8,745,000
54
8,465,000
55
8,246,000
56
8,234,000
57
8,012,000
58
7,900,000
59
7,895,000
60
7,158,000
61
6,098,000
62
5,500,000
63
5,495,000
64
5,404,000
65
5,327,000
66
5,190,000
67
5,058,000
68
5,000,000
69
4,954,000
70
4,950,000
71
4,769,000
72
4,724,000
73
4,337,000
74
4,257,000
75
3,931,000
76
3,914,000
77
3,606,000
78
3,447,000
79
3,362,000
80
3,308,000
81
3,170,000
82
3,137,000
83
2,961,000
84
2,784,000
85
2,724,000
86
2,690,000
87
2,678,000
88
2,585,000
89
2,381,000
90
2,304,000
91
1,959,000
92
1,835,000
93
1,702,000
94
1,691,000
95
1,517,000
96
1,481,000
97
1,474,000
98
1,353,000
99
1,339,000
100
1,037,000
101
968,800
102
920,200
103
695,000
104
655,300
105
30,060

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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