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Country
Labor force
Afghanistan 15 million (2004 est.)
Albania 1.09 million (not including 352,000 emigrant workers) (2004 est.)
Algeria 10.15 million (2005 est.)
American Samoa 30,200 (2005)
Andorra 48,740 (2004)
Angola 5.58 million (2005 est.)
Anguilla 6,049 (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 30,000
Argentina 15.34 million (2005 est.)
Armenia 1.2 million (2005)
Aruba 41,500 (2004 est.)
Australia 10.42 million (2005 est.)
Austria 3.49 million (2005 est.)
Azerbaijan 5.45 million (2005 est.)
Bahamas, The 176,300 (2004)
Bahrain 380,000
note: 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2005 est.)
Bangladesh 66.6 million
note: extensive export of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia; workers' remittances estimated at $1.71 billion in 1998-99 (2005 est.)
Barbados 128,500 (2001 est.)
Belarus 4.3 million (31 December 2005)
Belgium 4.77 million (2005 est.)
Belize 90,000
note: shortage of skilled labor and all types of technical personnel (2001 est.)
Benin NA
Bermuda 38,360 (2004)
Bhutan NA
note: major shortage of skilled labor
Bolivia 4.22 million (2005 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.026 million (2001)
Botswana 288,400 formal sector employees (2004)
Brazil 90.41 million (2005 est.)
British Virgin Islands 12,770 (2004)
Brunei 146,300
note: includes foreign workers and military personnel; temporary residents make up about 40% of labor force (2003 est.)
Bulgaria 3.34 million (2005 est.)
Burkina Faso 5 million
note: a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (2003)
Burma 27.75 million (2005 est.)
Burundi 2.99 million (2002)
Cambodia 7 million (2003 est.)
Cameroon 6.86 million (2005 est.)
Canada 16.3 million (December 2005)
Cape Verde NA
Cayman Islands 19,820 (1995)
Central African Republic NA
Chad NA
Chile 6.3 million (2005 est.)
China 791.4 million (2005 est.)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 20.52 million (2005)
Comoros 144,500 (1996 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the NA
Congo, Republic of the NA
Cook Islands 8,000 (1996)
Costa Rica 1.82 million (2005 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 6.95 million (68% agricultural) (2005 est.)
Croatia 1.71 million (2005 est.)
Cuba 4.6 million
note: state sector 78%, non-state sector 22% (2005 est.)
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: 370,000, north Cyprus: 95,025 (2005 est.)
Czech Republic 5.27 million (2005 est.)
Denmark 2.9 million (2005 est.)
Djibouti 282,000 (2000)
Dominica 25,000 (1999 est.)
Dominican Republic 2.3 million-2.6 million (2000 est.)
East Timor NA
Ecuador 4.6 million (urban) (2005 est.)
Egypt 21.34 million (2005 est.)
El Salvador 2.81 million (2005 est.)
Equatorial Guinea NA
Eritrea NA
Estonia 670,000 (2005 est.)
Ethiopia NA
European Union 218.5 million (2005 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,100 (est.)
Faroe Islands 24,250 (October 2000)
Fiji 137,000 (1999)
Finland 2.61 million (2005 est.)
France 27.72 million (2005 est.)
French Guiana 58,800 (1997)
French Polynesia 63,300 (December 20004)
Gabon 640,000 (2005 est.)
Gambia, The 400,000 (1996)
Gaza Strip 278,000 (April-June 2005)
Georgia 2.04 million (2004 est.)
Germany 43.32 million (2005 est.)
Ghana 10.62 million (2005 est.)
Gibraltar 14,800 (including non-Gibraltar laborers) (1999)
Greece 4.72 million (2005 est.)
Greenland 24,500 (1999 est.)
Grenada 42,300 (1996)
Guadeloupe 191,400 (1999)
Guam 62,050 (2002 est.)
Guatemala 3.76 million (2005 est.)
Guernsey 32,290 (2001)
Guinea 3 million (1999)
Guinea-Bissau 480,000 (1999)
Guyana 418,000 (2001 est.)
Haiti 3.6 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (1995)
Holy See (Vatican City) NA
Honduras 2.54 million (2005 est.)
Hong Kong 3.61 million (October 2005)
Hungary 4.18 million (2005 est.)
Iceland 165,900 (2005 est.)
India 496.4 million (2005 est.)
Indonesia 94.2 million (2005 est.)
Iran 23.68 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2005 est.)
Iraq 7.4 million (2004 est.)
Ireland 2.03 million (2005 est.)
Isle of Man 39,690 (2001)
Israel 2.42 million (2005 est.)
Italy 24.49 million (2005 est.)
Jamaica 1.2 million (2005 est.)
Japan 66.4 million (2005 est.)
Jersey 52,790 (2004)
Jordan 1.46 million (2005 est.)
Kazakhstan 7.85 million (2005 est.)
Kenya 11.85 million (2005 est.)
Kiribati 7,870 economically active, not including subsistence farmers (2001 est.)
Korea, North 9.6 million
Korea, South 23.53 million (2005 est.)
Kuwait 1.67 million
note: non-Kuwaitis represent about 80% of the labor force (2005 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 2.7 million (2000)
Laos 2.8 million (2002 est.)
Latvia 1.11 million (2005 est.)
Lebanon 2.6 million
note: in addition, there are as many as 1 million foreign workers (2001 est.)
Lesotho 838,000 (2000)
Libya 1.64 million (2005 est.)
Liechtenstein 29,500 of whom 13,900 commute from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany to work each day (31 December 2001)
Lithuania 1.61 million (2005 est.)
Luxembourg 316,500 of whom 121,600 are foreign cross-border workers commuting primarily from France, Belgium, and Germany (2005 est.)
Macau 251,200 (3rd Quarter, 2005)
Macedonia 855,000 (2004 est.)
Madagascar 7.3 million (2000)
Malawi 4.5 million (2001 est.)
Malaysia 10.67 million (2005 est.)
Maldives 88,000 (2000)
Mali 3.93 million (2001 est.)
Malta 160,000 (2005 est.)
Marshall Islands 14,680 (2000)
Martinique 165,900 (1998)
Mauritania 786,000 (2001)
Mauritius 570,000 (2005 est.)
Mayotte 44,560 (2002)
Mexico 43.4 million (2005 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of NA
Moldova 1.34 million (2005 est.)
Monaco 41,110
note: includes workers from all foreign countries (2004)
Mongolia 1.488 million (2003)
Montenegro 259,100 (2004)
Montserrat 4,521
note: lowered by flight of people from volcanic activity (2000 est.)
Morocco 11.19 million (2005 est.)
Mozambique 9.2 million (2000 est.)
Namibia 820,000 (2005 est.)
Nepal 10.4 million
note: severe lack of skilled labor (2004 est.)
Netherlands 7.53 million (2005 est.)
Netherlands Antilles 83,600 (2005)
New Caledonia 78,990 (including 11,300 unemployed) (2004)
New Zealand 2.13 million (2005 est.)
Nicaragua 2.01 million (2005 est.)
Niger 70,000 salaried workers, 60% of whom are employed in the public sector (2002 est.)
Nigeria 57.21 million (2005 est.)
Niue NA
Norfolk Island 1,345
Northern Mariana Islands 44,470 total indigenous labor force; 2,699 unemployed; 28,717 foreign workers (2000)
Norway 2.4 million (2005 est.)
Oman 920,000 (2002 est.)
Pakistan 46.84 million
note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2005 est.)
Palau 10,200 (2005)
Panama 1.39 million
note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2005 est.)
Papua New Guinea 3.4 million (2005 est.)
Paraguay 2.68 million (2005 est.)
Peru 9.06 million (2005 est.)
Philippines 36.73 million (2005 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 15 able-bodied men (2004)
Poland 17.1 million (2005 est.)
Portugal 5.52 million (2005 est.)
Puerto Rico 1.3 million (2000)
Qatar 440,000 (2005 est.)
Reunion 299,000 (2002)
Romania 9.31 million (2005 est.)
Russia 74.22 million (2005 est.)
Rwanda 4.6 million (2000)
Saint Helena 3,500
note: 1,200 work offshore (1998 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 18,170 (June 1995)
Saint Lucia 43,800 (2001 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3,261 (1999)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 67,000 (1984 est.)
Samoa 90,000 (2000 est.)
San Marino 18,500 (1999)
Sao Tome and Principe NA
Saudi Arabia 6.76 million
note: more than 35% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (2005 est.)
Senegal 4.82 million (2005 est.)
Serbia 2.961 million for Serbia (including Kosovo) (2002)
Seychelles 30,900 (1996)
Sierra Leone 1.369 million (1981 est.)
Singapore 2.28 million (September 2005 est.)
Slovakia 2.24 million (30 September 2005 est.)
Slovenia 920,000 (2005 est.)
Solomon Islands 26,840 (1999)
Somalia 3.7 million (very few skilled laborers)
South Africa 15.23 million economically active (2005 est.)
Spain 20.67 million (2005 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.08 million (2005 est.)
Sudan 11 million (1996 est.)
Suriname 156,700 (2004)
Svalbard NA
Swaziland 155,700 (2003)
Sweden 4.49 million (2005 est.)
Switzerland 3.8 million (2005 est.)
Syria 5.12 million (2004 est.)
Taiwan 10.6 million (2005 est.)
Tajikistan 3.7 million (2003)
Tanzania 19.22 million (2005 est.)
Thailand 35.36 million (2005 est.)
Togo 1.74 million (1996)
Tokelau NA
Tonga 33,910 (1996)
Trinidad and Tobago 620,000 (2005 est.)
Tunisia 3.41 million
note: shortage of skilled labor (2005 est.)
Turkey 24.7 million
note: about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (2005 est.)
Turkmenistan 2.32 million (2003 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 4,848 (1990 est.)
Tuvalu 7,000 (2001 est.)
Uganda 13.17 million (2005 est.)
Ukraine 22.67 million (2005 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2.8 million (2005 est.)
United Kingdom 30.07 million (2005 est.)
United States 149.3 million (includes unemployed) (2005 est.)
Uruguay 1.52 million (2005 est.)
Uzbekistan 14.26 million (2005 est.)
Vanuatu NA
Venezuela 12.31 million (2005 est.)
Vietnam 44.39 million (2005 est.)
Virgin Islands 43,980 (2004 est.)
Wallis and Futuna NA
West Bank 614,000 (April-June 2005)
Western Sahara 12,000
World 3.001 billion (2005 est.)
Yemen 5.83 million (2005 est.)
Zambia 4.8 million (2005 est.)
Zimbabwe 3.94 million (2005 est.)

This page was last updated on 17 October, 2006


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