Labor > Labor force > Note: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry contains the total labor force figure.
Argentina urban areas only
Bahrain 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2006 est.)
Bangladesh extensive export of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia; workers' remittances estimated at $4.8 billion in 2005-06. (2006 est.)
Belize shortage of skilled labor and all types of technical personnel (2006 est.)
Bhutan major shortage of skilled labor
Burkina Faso a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2003)
Cayman Islands nearly 55% are non-nationals
Costa Rica this official estimate excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica legally and illegally (2006 est.)
Cuba state sector 78%, non-state sector 22% (2006 est.)
Haiti shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (1995)
Iran shortage of skilled labor (2006 est.)
Kuwait non-Kuwaitis represent about 80% of the labor force (2006 est.)
Lebanon in addition, there are as many as 1 million foreign workers (2005 est.)
Monaco includes workers from all foreign countries (2005 est.)
Montserrat lowered by flight of people from volcanic activity (2000 est.)
Nepal severe lack of skilled labor (2006 est.)
North Korea estimates vary widely
Oman about 60% of the labor force is non-national
Pakistan extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2006 est.)
Panama shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2006 est.)
Saint Helena 1,200 work offshore (1998 est.)
Saudi Arabia more than 35% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2006 est.)
Tunisia shortage of skilled labor (2006 est.)
Turkey about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2006 est.)
United Arab Emirates expatriates account for about 85% of the work force
United States includes unemployed


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