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Labor Force Strength by Country (2021)



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Ranking the total available labor force available to any one country, from highest to lowest.



Global Firepower tracks the power of a nation's labor force as it can directly effect wartime output concerning military industry - bullets, bombs, uniforms, spares, specialized field equipment, medicine, etc... Traditionally, and expectedly so, larger overall populations field larger labor forces (China, India, and the United States). This listing does not take into account local industry quality.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
774,710,000
2
India
IND
521,900,000
3
United States
USA
146,128,000
4
Indonesia
INO
129,366,000
5
Brazil
BRA
86,621,000
6
Russia
RUS
69,923,000
7
Bangladesh
BAN
66,640,000
8
Japan
JPN
66,540,000
9
Pakistan
PAK
61,710,000
10
Nigeria
NGA
60,080,000
11
Vietnam
VTN
54,659,000
12
Ethiopia
ETH
52,820,000
13
Mexico
MEX
50,914,000
14
Germany
GER
44,585,000
15
Philippines
PHI
41,533,000
16
Thailand
THA
37,546,000
17
United Kingdom
UKD
35,412,000
18
Iran
IRN
30,500,000
19
France
FRA
27,742,000
20
South Korea
SKO
26,839,000
21
Turkey
TUR
25,677,000
22
Tanzania
TAN
24,890,000
23
Egypt
EGY
24,113,000
24
Italy
ITA
22,920,000
25
Myanmar
MYA
22,300,000
26
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
20,692,000
27
Kenya
KEN
19,600,000
28
Colombia
COL
19,309,000
29
Spain
SPA
19,057,000
30
Canada
CAN
18,136,000
31
Argentina
ARG
18,000,000
32
Ukraine
UKR
17,990,000
33
Nepal
NEP
16,810,000
34
Uganda
UGA
15,840,000
35
Malaysia
MLY
15,139,000
36
South Africa
SAF
14,687,000
37
Venezuela
VEN
14,210,000
38
North Korea
NKO
14,000,000
39
Saudi Arabia
SAR
13,800,000
40
Madagascar
MAD
13,400,000
41
Uzbekistan
UZB
13,273,000
42
Mozambique
MOZ
12,900,000
43
Australia
AUS
12,568,000
44
Angola
ANG
12,510,000
45
Ghana
GHA
12,490,000
46
Sudan
SUD
11,920,000
47
Taiwan
TAI
11,498,000
48
Algeria
ALG
10,859,000
49
Morocco
MOR
10,399,000
50
Cameroon
CAM
9,912,000
51
Poland
POL
9,561,000
52
Cambodia
CMB
8,913,000
53
Netherlands
NET
8,907,000
54
Iraq
IRQ
8,900,000
55
Ivory Coast
IVC
8,747,000
56
Kazakhstan
KAZ
8,685,000
57
Burkina Faso
BKF
8,501,000
58
Afghanistan
AFG
8,478,000
59
Ecuador
ECU
8,086,000
60
Sri Lanka
SRL
8,000,000
61
Zimbabwe
ZIM
7,907,000
62
Yemen
YEM
7,425,000
63
Chile
CHI
7,249,000
64
Zambia
ZAM
6,898,000
65
Guatemala
GUA
6,664,000
66
Niger
NGR
6,500,000
67
Mali
MAL
6,447,000
68
Bolivia
BOL
5,719,000
69
Chad
CHD
5,654,000
70
United Arab Emirates
UAE
5,344,000
71
Czechia
CZC
5,222,000
72
Switzerland
SWI
5,067,000
73
Sweden
SWE
5,029,000
74
Azerbaijan
AZR
4,939,000
75
Romania
ROM
4,889,000
76
Dominican Republic
DOM
4,732,000
77
Portugal
POR
4,717,000
78
Cuba
CUB
4,691,000
79
Hungary
HUN
4,414,000
80
Belarus
BLR
4,381,000
81
Somalia
SOM
4,154,000
82
Belgium
BEL
4,122,000
83
Tunisia
TUN
4,054,000
84
Greece
GRE
4,000,000
85
Israel
ISR
3,893,000
86
Singapore
SIN
3,778,000
87
Syria
SYR
3,767,000
88
Austria
AST
3,739,000
89
Honduras
HON
3,735,000
90
Laos
LAO
3,582,000
91
Paraguay
PAR
3,428,000
92
Peru
PER
3,421,000
93
Bulgaria
BUL
3,113,000
94
Nicaragua
NIC
3,046,000
95
Serbia
SER
3,000,000
96
El Salvador
ESL
2,908,000
97
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
2,841,000
98
Denmark
DEN
2,736,000
99
Eritrea
ERI
2,710,000
100
New Zealand
NWZ
2,709,000
101
Norway
NOR
2,699,000
102
Kuwait
KUW
2,695,000
103
Finland
FIN
2,520,000
104
Slovakia
SLK
2,511,000
105
Turkmenistan
TKM
2,305,000
106
Tajikistan
TAJ
2,295,000
107
Ireland
IRE
2,289,000
108
Oman
OMA
2,255,000
109
Central African Republic
CAR
2,242,000
110
Lebanon
LEB
2,166,000
111
Republic of the Congo
ROC
2,055,000
112
Qatar
QTR
1,953,000
113
Uruguay
URU
1,748,000
114
Liberia
LIB
1,677,000
115
Croatia
CRO
1,656,000
116
Panama
PAN
1,633,000
117
Armenia
ARM
1,507,000
118
Mauritania
MAU
1,437,000
119
Lithuania
LIT
1,333,000
120
Moldova
MOL
1,295,000
121
Mongolia
MON
1,241,000
122
Botswana
BOT
1,177,000
123
Libya
LBY
1,114,000
124
Albania
ALB
1,104,000
125
Namibia
NAM
956,800
126
Latvia
LAT
885,000
127
Slovenia
SLV
885,000
128
Bahrain
BAH
831,600
129
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
806,000
130
North Macedonia
MAC
793,000
131
South Sudan
SSU
750,000
132
Jordan
JOR
731,000
133
Georgia
GEO
686,000
134
Estonia
EST
648,000
135
Gabon
GAB
557,800
136
Kosovo
KOS
500,000
137
Bhutan
BUT
397,900
138
Montenegro
MTN
167,000
139
Suriname
SUR
144,000
140
Sierra Leone
SIE
132,000

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