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The labor force in the World

3.46B Number in 2018

Labor force of World increased from 2,713 million in 1999 to 3,456 million in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 1.28 %.

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Date Value Change, %
2018 3,456,043,460.00 1.00 %
2017 3,421,661,959.00 1.30 %
2016 3,377,763,325.00 1.20 %
2015 3,337,609,384.00 1.28 %
2014 3,295,576,159.00 1.19 %
2013 3,256,813,816.00 1.26 %
2012 3,216,288,580.00 1.17 %
2011 3,179,048,834.00 0.99 %
2010 3,147,886,069.00 0.91 %
2009 3,119,460,738.00 1.04 %
2008 3,087,429,224.00 1.13 %
2007 3,052,847,895.00
Employment Rate 58.32 % in 2018 WB
Labor Force Participation Rate 33.67 % in 2018 WB
Employment 28.26 % in 2018 WB
Unemployment 4.95 % in 2018 WB
Macro Region
Africa 542 timeseries
Asia 256 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 208 timeseries
Europe 768 timeseries
Middle East 177 timeseries
North America 185,287,253 Number in 2018 WB
Oceania 141 timeseries
South America 208 timeseries
Southeast Asia 191 timeseries
Country (Number)
Palestine 1.42B in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
China 785,974,695 in 2018 WB + 1 other
India 512,348,470 in 2018 WB
United States of America 162,699,000 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Indonesia 131,962,824 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Brazil 105,033,000 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Nigeria 90,470,591.61 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Russian Federation 76,200,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Pakistan 73,234,565 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Japan 68,600,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Bangladesh 68,501,955 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Viet Nam 56,830,826 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Ethiopia 51,941,541 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Germany 46,455,333.33 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Philippines 44,529,000 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Thailand 38,339,216.67 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
United Kingdom 33,954,000 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Turkey 32,866,000 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Egypt 31,324,555 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Democratic Republic of the Congo 28,791,023 in 2018 WB
Republic of Korea 28,431,933.33 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Iran 27,212,758 in 2018 WB + 1 other
United Republic of Tanzania 26,191,925 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Italy 25,961,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Myanmar 24,528,533 in 2018 WB + 1 other
South Africa 22,968,000 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Kenya 20,518,673 in 2018 WB
Argentina 20,252,061 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Canada 19,851,766.67 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Peru 18,335,792 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Ukraine 17,907,600 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 16,426,785 in 2018 WB
Nepal 16,216,418 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Uganda 16,099,606 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Malaysia 15,536,070.79 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Uzbekistan 14,641,700 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Saudi Arabia 14,282,804 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Afghanistan 13,952,821 in 2018 WB
Madagascar 13,464,363 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Australia 13,428,258.95 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 12,988,044 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Mozambique 12,815,186 in 2018 WB
Angola 12,728,920 in 2018 WB
Ghana 12,535,169 in 2018 WB
Algeria 12,187,913 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Morocco 11,870,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Sudan 11,724,628 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Cameroon 11,032,181 in 2018 WB
Iraq 10,075,714 in 2018 WB
Kazakhstan 9,256,772 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Netherlands 9,209,000 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Cambodia 9,069,699 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Chile 9,068,223.85 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Niger 8,836,202 in 2018 WB
Romania 8,603,000 in 1st quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Sri Lanka 8,582,753 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Ecuador 8,498,401 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Côte d'Ivoire 8,340,270 in 2018 WB
Malawi 7,871,450 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Burkina Faso 7,245,623 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Zambia 7,183,708 in 2018 WB
Mali 7,104,719 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Guatemala 7,043,698 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Zimbabwe 6,948,204 in 2018 WB + 1 other
United Arab Emirates 6,827,980 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Yemen 6,625,451 in 2018 WB
Rwanda 6,193,988 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Chad 5,832,658 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Sweden 5,451,500 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Czech Republic 5,407,983.33 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Bolivia 5,312,765 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Portugal 5,245,100 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Azerbaijan 5,133,100 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Cuba 5,094,326 in 2018 WB
Switzerland 5,046,950.96 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Haiti 5,040,560 in 2018 WB
Dominican Republic 4,901,539 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Burundi 4,813,420 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Syrian Arab Republic 4,770,379 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Benin 4,707,182 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Greece 4,695,917.26 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
South Sudan 4,663,980 in 2018 WB
Hungary 4,662,774 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Belarus 4,627,366.67 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Guinea 4,502,810 in 2018 WB
Honduras 4,267,576 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Senegal 4,192,063 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Tunisia 4,126,100 in 1st quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Israel 4,118,766.67 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Austria 4,077,731.67 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Hong Kong 3,971,466.67 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 3,722,297 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Somalia 3,719,489 in 2018 WB
Togo 3,595,074 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Paraguay 3,467,326 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Singapore 3,377,908 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Bulgaria 3,303,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Serbia 3,190,370 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Nicaragua 3,008,832 in 2018 WB + 1 other
El Salvador 2,852,581 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Norway 2,827,000 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
New Zealand 2,787,600 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Slovakia 2,756,400 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Finland 2,702,000 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Oman 2,688,683 in 2018 WB
Turkmenistan 2,636,635 in 2018 WB
Kyrgyzstan 2,630,690 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Sierra Leone 2,618,844 in 2018 WB
Papua New Guinea 2,587,166 in 2018 WB
Jordan 2,572,588 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Tajikistan 2,510,276 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Libya 2,507,512 in 2018 WB
Costa Rica 2,459,237 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Ireland 2,410,100 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Kuwait 2,399,511 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Lebanon 2,392,232 in 2018 WB
Congo 2,114,590 in 2018 WB
Qatar 2,089,214 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Panama 2,023,221 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Georgia 2,021,841 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Central African Republic 1,874,324 in 2018 WB
Croatia 1,797,000 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Uruguay 1,761,684 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Eritrea 1,617,399 in 2018 WB
Liberia 1,590,973 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Lithuania 1,466,300 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Albania 1,404,140.24 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Armenia 1,377,615 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Jamaica 1,338,200 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Mongolia 1,320,851 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,251,897.83 in 3rd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Mauritania 1,220,438 in 2018 WB
Republic of Moldova 1,197,800 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Puerto Rico 1,095,888 in 2018 WB
Botswana 1,073,634 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Latvia 967,121.59 in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Slovenia 963,898.33 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
North Macedonia 957,169 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Lesotho 949,865 in 2018 WB
Namibia 939,625 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Bahrain 923,068 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Guinea Bissau 788,434 in 2018 WB
Gambia 756,135 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Gabon 695,204 in 2018 WB
Estonia 694,200 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 2 others
Trinidad and Tobago 669,904 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Mauritius 605,008 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Equatorial Guinea 511,285 in 2018 WB
Cyprus 448,369 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Djibouti 425,274 in 2018 WB
Macau 395,600 in 1st quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Bhutan 374,999 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Eswatini 372,633 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Fiji 356,596 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Guyana 321,217 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Timor-Leste 307,578 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Solomon Islands 278,605 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Luxembourg 278,347.36 in 1st quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Maldives 269,280 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Cabo Verde 267,616 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Montenegro 257,905 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Malta 248,140 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Bahamas 222,870 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Comoros 221,826 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Suriname 216,546 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Brunei Darussalam 215,104 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Iceland 203,766.67 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF + 2 others
Belize 172,086 in 2nd quarter 2018 IMF + 1 other
Barbados 155,283 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Vanuatu 126,225 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Saint Lucia 100,078 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Sao Tome and Principe 72,218 in 2018 WB
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 58,315 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Tonga 39,678 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Samoa 37,944 in 2018 WB + 1 other
Antigua and Barbuda 27,000 in 1991 IMF
Dominica 26,400 in 1991 IMF
San Marino 22,532.67 in 4th quarter 2018 IMF
Saint Kitts and Nevis 17,794 in 1991 IMF
Belgium 5,055.9 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Colombia 24,706.93 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Denmark 3,018.1 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
France 29,823.88 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Mexico 55,554.91 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Poland 17,143.28 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Spain 22,806.82 Persons, thousands in 2018 OECD + 2 others
Kiribati 9 timeseries
Micronesia (Federated States of) 9 timeseries
Nauru 9 timeseries
Palau 9 timeseries
Seychelles 9 timeseries
Tuvalu 9 timeseries

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