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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

20 countries with the largest labour force

 China
    China tops the list of countries with the biggest labour force. This country is not just known as the most populated country in the world, but also a nation with most number of workers. China is considered to be the world’s largest exporter and importer of goods.

    Total labour force: 795,400,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)
 

    India
    The Indian labour force is the world’s second largest. The service sector in India makes up to more than 50 percent of the country’s GDP. Major industries include textiles, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, machinery and technology among other things.

    Total labour force: 498,400,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)


    European Union
    The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe and also considered to be one of the major places which houses a large number of workers.

    Total labour force: 230,000,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)

    (Photo: Getty Images)


    United States
    The United States of America has the world’s largest national economy. With a large labour force supporting the country’s activities, the United States has a well-developed infrastructure and high productivity.

    Total labour force: 154,900,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)


    Indonesia
    Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia. A major part of the country’s labour force is employed in Indonesia’s service sector, followed by agriculture and industry.

    Total labour force: 118,000,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)


    Brazil
    Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America. It is predicted to become one of the five biggest economies in the world. The country’s major export products include aircraft, electrical equipment, automobiles, textiles, footwear, and steel among other things.

    Total labour force: 107,100,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)
 

    Bangladesh
    Bangladesh is a developing nation which ranks among the top 10 countries with the largest labour force. Agriculture plays a very important role in the country’s economy. Although the nation has seen a dramatic increase in foreign direct investment, the insufficient power supply is a major obstacle to growth.

    Total labour force: 77,000,000

    (Photo: Getty Images)


    Russia
    Russia has an economy with enormous natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas. Over 80 percent of the country’s exports account from oil, natural gas, metals, and timber. While Russia has more physicians, hospitals, and health care workers than almost any other country in the world.

    Total labour force: 75,600,000

    (Photo: Getty Images)


    Japan
    Japan is not just a major economic power of the world, but also has one of the biggest labour forces in the world. The country is considered to have one of the largest industrial capacities in the world and also technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles and electronics among other things.

    Total labour force: 65,020,000

    (Photo: Reuters Pictures)
  

    Pakistan
    Pakistan has a semi-industrialized and rapidly growing economy. This country is considered to be one of the largest producers of natural commodities, and its labour market is the tenth largest in the world.

    Total labour force: 60,360,000

    (Photo: Getty Images)


    11. Nigeria

    Labour Force: 53,830,000
    (Getty Images: For Illustrative Purposes Only)


    12. Mexico

    Labour Force: 50,700,000
    (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
 

    13. Vietnam

    Labour Force: 49,180,000
    (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)


    14. Germany

    Labour Force: 44,010,000


    15. Philippines

    Labour Force: 40,360,000
    (Image: Wikimedia Commons)


    16. Thailand

    Labour Force: 39,770,000
    (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
 

    17. Ethiopia

    Labour Force: 37,900,000
    (AFP PHOTO/Aaron MAASHO)


    18. Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Labour Force: 35,920,000
    (AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE)


    19. Burma

    Labour Force: 33,410,000
    (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

  

  

    20. United Kingdom

    Labour Force: 31,900,000

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