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Former British colonies Compared by Labor > Labor force, total

DEFINITION: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 484.34 million 2012
2 United States 158.69 million 2012
3 Bangladesh 76.04 million 2012
4 Pakistan 63.78 million 2012
5 Nigeria 52.64 million 2012
6 Burma 33.3 million 2012
7 Egypt 27.19 million 2012
8 Tanzania 23.51 million 2012
9 Canada 19.34 million 2012
10 Kenya 16.7 million 2012
11 Uganda 14.51 million 2012
12 Malaysia 12.72 million 2012
13 Australia 12.01 million 2012
14 Sudan 11.65 million 2012
15 Ghana 10.78 million 2012
16 Sri Lanka 8.37 million 2012
17 Malawi 7.2 million 2012
18 Zimbabwe 7.09 million 2012
19 Yemen 6.86 million 2012
20 United Arab Emirates 6.25 million 2012
21 Zambia 5.95 million 2012
22 Israel 3.65 million 2012
23 Singapore 3.02 million 2012
24 Somalia 3.01 million 2012
25 New Zealand 2.4 million 2012
26 Sierra Leone 2.34 million 2012
27 Jordan 1.72 million 2012
28 Kuwait 1.66 million 2012
29 Qatar 1.54 million 2012
30 Jamaica 1.24 million 2012
31 Namibia 1.13 million 2012
32 Botswana 1.02 million 2012
33 Lesotho 855,109.85 2012
34 The Gambia 751,037.77 2012
35 Bahrain 741,723.44 2012
36 Trinidad and Tobago 678,520.96 2012
37 Swaziland 435,474.86 2012
38 Bhutan 382,768.27 2012
39 Fiji 342,173.72 2012
40 Guyana 308,766.49 2012
41 The Bahamas 216,028.17 2012
42 Brunei 196,800.46 2012
43 Barbados 163,583.59 2012
44 Maldives 159,736.99 2012
45 Belize 139,455.76 2012
46 Saint Lucia 94,602.73 2012

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Former British colonies Compared by Labor > Labor force, total

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Interesting observations about Labor > Labor force, total

  • India ranked first for labor force, total amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • China has had the highest labor force, total since 1990.
  • United States ranked first for labor force, total amongst Christian countries in 2012.
  • Indonesia ranked first for labor force, total amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Russia ranked first for labor force, total amongst Europe in 2012.
  • Tonga has ranked last for labor force, total since 1990.
  • Germany ranked first for labor force, total amongst European Union in 2012.
  • Nigeria ranked first for labor force, total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.
  • Brazil ranked first for labor force, total amongst Catholic countries in 2012.
  • Ethiopia ranked first for labor force, total amongst Landlocked countries in 2012.
  • Mexico ranked first for labor force, total amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2012.
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