Armed forces personnel as a share of labor force

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Eritrea is the top country by armed forces personnel as a share of labor force in the world. As of 2017, armed forces personnel as a share of labor force in Eritrea was 12.7 %. The top 5 countries also includes Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Montenegro, and Jordan.

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Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.