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