Armed forces personnel

percent of labor force, 1990–2015

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Country19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan1.791.301.211.121.048.389.068.838.067.867.644.862.072.120.420.400.730.711.293.423.984.234.003.713.293.25
Albania4.594.654.726.395.004.954.974.995.013.032.021.671.651.750.911.161.171.201.211.221.230.710.720.72
Algeria2.031.941.851.771.702.102.043.263.153.483.423.333.393.223.243.183.263.203.143.082.852.802.742.642.602.55
Angola2.633.332.742.622.372.331.982.282.282.181.942.331.711.951.711.661.501.551.511.451.391.351.301.251.201.16
Argentina0.650.530.480.470.490.680.710.700.690.670.660.640.630.630.580.570.590.590.590.560.560.560.550.550.540.53
Armenia1.391.503.294.564.434.674.184.193.263.303.463.433.663.633.473.103.084.043.893.803.373.353.343.32
Australia0.800.800.790.780.740.630.640.630.630.600.540.530.510.530.510.500.470.500.490.490.480.480.470.470.460.46
Austria1.211.221.191.211.171.451.461.191.181.051.040.880.870.860.980.980.960.830.820.600.600.530.520.510.510.48
Azerbaijan1.411.431.553.873.333.162.552.442.462.412.362.172.112.092.052.011.921.841.821.801.771.741.721.69
Bahamas1.472.242.222.242.212.162.080.560.540.500.480.470.450.510.430.410.400.390.590.580.57
Bahrain3.723.603.052.943.237.787.727.717.477.286.956.536.045.765.234.763.883.493.152.962.772.712.692.682.652.59
Bangladesh0.220.220.220.220.220.330.320.320.310.340.230.340.330.310.410.400.340.350.350.350.340.340.330.320.320.31
Barbados0.420.420.420.420.420.410.410.410.410.410.400.400.400.660.400.400.400.400.400.400.40
Belarus1.982.251.292.131.891.841.892.181.904.013.943.783.753.763.763.753.743.733.743.243.253.253.263.27
Belgium2.682.501.931.701.271.121.101.051.030.960.890.910.890.920.800.800.860.820.820.820.730.700.620.750.750.72
Belize1.571.551.541.521.481.571.501.361.291.231.231.181.131.080.940.910.860.820.790.790.760.720.690.660.640.89
Benin0.310.350.330.370.350.310.300.290.280.280.270.260.250.240.190.250.240.240.230.200.200.250.240.230.230.23
Bhutan2.602.652.692.172.653.083.453.282.67
Bolivia1.121.201.131.100.932.071.982.102.051.971.931.851.801.761.701.701.961.911.861.811.781.741.691.651.371.34
Bosnia and Herzegovina4.254.775.296.9816.816.376.376.365.611.771.451.371.740.860.640.630.610.730.720.730.720.740.750.75
Botswana1.071.191.151.101.061.241.201.161.251.281.241.211.231.211.121.201.171.141.121.041.010.990.970.940.920.77
Brazil0.470.440.420.410.400.900.910.900.880.820.800.790.760.750.740.700.780.740.720.700.700.700.690.690.690.68
Brunei3.633.503.383.273.946.836.696.436.205.785.606.026.496.345.796.245.044.974.904.964.884.814.754.694.654.57
Bulgaria3.162.672.501.342.093.603.703.723.793.273.313.183.002.542.512.562.182.142.101.861.911.411.411.401.401.41
Burkina Faso0.260.250.220.210.210.230.230.210.210.210.220.270.260.270.180.190.180.180.170.170.160.160.150.150.140.14
Burundi0.470.460.500.500.650.550.830.831.641.691.661.801.731.822.532.461.931.411.361.311.261.221.181.151.110.87
Cape Verde0.880.850.830.800.770.860.830.800.780.790.760.800.770.740.550.530.510.500.480.560.550.530.520.500.490.48
Cambodia2.792.713.192.351.576.716.497.357.046.636.253.373.032.972.932.832.732.652.632.492.362.302.342.322.272.23
Cameroon0.540.550.270.260.250.470.430.410.400.390.370.500.500.480.330.320.310.300.290.280.270.260.260.250.240.24
Canada0.590.580.550.510.500.500.530.470.450.440.420.400.360.350.400.400.360.350.340.350.350.340.340.340.360.34
Central African Republic0.310.300.290.280.270.330.320.320.310.300.320.240.200.200.110.160.160.160.150.160.160.160.410.410.410.41
Chad2.212.161.601.221.581.331.291.261.221.181.131.101.061.020.960.950.920.890.860.830.800.770.740.710.790.76
Chile1.901.771.741.671.822.322.142.172.102.041.922.001.901.801.771.721.491.451.391.381.301.261.271.251.261.25
China0.550.490.480.450.430.600.590.510.530.530.530.510.500.500.490.490.470.370.370.380.380.380.380.380.380.36
Colombia0.930.911.121.091.091.651.571.501.431.351.381.401.341.491.661.641.962.011.951.991.931.891.851.881.851.92
Congo (Kinshasa)0.410.430.310.260.250.400.390.450.490.510.500.430.420.490.310.300.470.630.650.660.640.520.510.490.480.46
Congo (Brazzaville)1.020.981.051.020.981.581.371.321.271.221.180.910.880.850.820.800.770.740.720.690.670.660.640.630.610.60
Costa Rica0.680.670.650.630.601.171.171.040.980.960.961.281.480.950.800.660.510.500.490.470.470.450.450.440.430.43
Ivory Coast0.330.320.310.300.290.280.270.260.250.250.250.250.260.260.270.280.270.270.260.250.260.260.270.280.290.28
Croatia5.033.783.327.125.184.784.794.995.143.503.161.581.501.551.061.061.111.091.111.151.051.061.030.99
Cuba6.836.733.923.873.072.702.571.701.701.961.811.551.551.541.591.581.551.511.491.431.451.431.421.421.421.42
Cyprus3.143.032.993.293.583.883.742.742.712.682.432.322.122.042.152.062.011.951.911.872.172.162.152.132.092.07
Czech Republic2.111.751.781.471.301.251.141.221.151.061.210.520.540.500.520.520.510.540.510.510.450.470.47
Denmark1.061.030.960.931.011.171.161.151.130.940.760.750.790.790.720.721.021.021.010.630.640.560.590.590.590.57
Djibouti2.621.925.004.904.807.387.136.876.616.366.115.925.605.434.705.385.024.664.894.714.564.424.284.154.033.93
Dominican Republic0.740.720.740.720.711.241.221.191.171.151.121.091.071.041.001.001.591.550.960.950.910.881.331.311.501.48
Ecuador1.321.271.321.281.241.201.161.131.101.061.031.041.010.980.720.730.850.870.870.860.880.860.850.840.570.55
Egypt2.562.612.582.492.413.413.703.683.633.423.333.713.663.513.423.263.533.373.273.172.982.942.882.812.762.69
El Salvador2.833.022.422.341.381.771.881.861.621.611.261.261.261.160.640.671.151.331.301.271.261.231.201.171.481.46
Equatorial Guinea0.500.480.470.450.440.670.640.620.590.560.540.520.710.380.280.270.260.240.230.290.280.260.250.240.230.22
Eritrea3.984.064.104.033.293.2713.3812.8710.5810.1111.3210.7810.4210.189.949.759.579.429.269.118.948.788.60
Estonia0.380.660.550.780.790.911.041.121.121.081.221.190.881.181.001.011.000.780.830.820.830.840.840.94
Ethiopia1.200.560.540.520.500.480.470.460.441.171.220.840.810.500.540.520.450.370.360.350.340.330.320.310.300.29
Fiji1.971.931.881.831.421.351.221.211.171.161.161.141.131.110.951.251.251.241.231.061.041.041.031.021.021.01
Finland1.191.241.301.241.411.371.431.371.391.361.341.341.321.151.181.171.191.181.170.920.930.920.920.930.930.93
France2.112.092.001.931.921.901.831.771.681.511.421.371.301.271.261.251.231.211.211.161.151.121.091.061.041.02
Gabon2.592.821.921.881.582.442.392.332.282.221.531.491.451.411.221.381.391.391.401.351.361.301.251.201.151.11
Gambia0.520.510.250.240.230.180.180.170.170.160.160.150.150.140.140.130.140.160.150.120.110.110.110.100.100.10
Georgia1.010.290.590.641.721.731.451.541.261.331.321.021.071.551.561.571.551.541.541.531.571.591.28
Germany1.461.141.111.000.910.910.950.860.820.820.540.760.730.700.700.690.590.580.580.600.600.470.450.430.420.41
Ghana0.150.150.110.110.100.180.200.110.100.100.100.080.080.080.080.080.110.150.140.150.140.140.130.130.120.12
Greece4.824.964.904.964.704.524.363.633.663.553.403.443.783.743.393.403.233.233.222.832.952.972.983.053.053.07
Guatemala1.451.401.401.351.011.631.591.371.091.041.311.201.161.121.030.970.670.660.650.620.620.750.680.710.700.68
Guinea0.670.630.590.560.420.650.620.610.590.580.560.490.540.330.290.330.400.460.450.440.430.270.260.230.220.22
Guinea Bissau3.042.972.662.601.612.072.062.011.961.931.892.242.182.671.641.601.561.510.981.020.990.970.940.910.890.59
Guyana1.411.400.700.690.691.071.071.071.061.071.071.071.071.080.701.041.031.021.010.870.860.360.360.351.071.06
Haiti0.300.290.290.280.260.240.240.180.170.170.170.250.160.150.150.150.140.120.090.060.030.000.000.000.000.00
Honduras1.131.030.980.950.911.261.161.120.620.580.580.570.570.700.760.760.710.680.650.620.600.580.560.540.490.47
Hungary2.081.941.721.491.421.751.891.821.741.571.381.151.141.121.091.031.020.860.870.980.800.890.880.870.850.85
Iceland0.060.070.080.080.060.060.060.060.060.060.070.070.070.070.070.070.100.100.100.100.13
India0.380.380.370.360.350.580.590.580.580.570.590.560.560.550.580.650.550.550.550.560.560.560.570.570.560.56
Indonesia0.370.360.360.330.330.530.540.540.540.510.500.490.480.480.550.540.530.520.510.500.500.570.560.550.550.54
Iran3.143.233.623.573.525.005.515.304.784.363.972.772.662.611.962.372.372.282.352.292.292.242.202.152.122.09
Iraq35.8211.869.829.479.548.839.038.929.318.988.688.207.357.132.873.527.445.288.189.0710.6810.309.912.112.392.30
Ireland0.960.940.950.921.170.880.830.810.700.670.650.580.560.540.510.480.460.450.440.470.470.410.430.430.420.41
Israel9.999.318.448.007.857.307.297.126.986.686.486.015.885.925.795.665.805.655.555.385.275.205.074.974.854.77
Italy2.061.962.021.941.892.562.532.522.392.232.152.061.981.891.811.821.801.781.761.331.471.501.441.441.401.41
Jamaica0.260.250.250.250.240.280.280.280.280.250.240.240.240.240.160.240.230.230.230.220.220.220.210.200.240.24
Japan0.390.390.370.370.350.380.370.370.380.380.370.370.380.380.380.410.380.360.360.390.390.400.400.400.390.40
Jordan13.2011.9311.0410.119.3411.2210.8511.0110.7610.5511.498.328.208.117.907.597.316.756.455.975.755.535.575.425.164.93
Kazakhstan0.190.230.970.970.921.191.331.301.291.231.291.271.271.000.990.970.940.920.800.790.790.780.77
Kenya0.220.220.250.240.220.280.270.270.260.250.230.250.240.230.230.220.210.210.200.190.190.180.170.170.160.16
North Korea9.629.429.288.418.329.298.669.139.038.948.868.978.908.838.938.858.798.728.659.129.068.998.928.858.798.71
South Korea3.383.803.733.683.582.993.063.033.073.033.022.972.942.952.932.912.872.832.812.672.632.592.552.512.392.38
Kuwait0.871.251.652.052.452.862.702.492.322.162.042.002.112.061.912.021.921.821.711.551.441.351.261.171.101.05
Kyrgyzstan0.650.650.700.370.630.730.720.600.680.670.740.730.770.780.880.880.870.850.830.820.810.820.810.79
Laos2.852.671.821.782.116.286.165.685.565.455.335.215.104.994.884.764.644.524.404.294.194.104.023.943.863.78
Latvia0.370.380.480.941.060.700.760.840.780.910.770.730.450.451.511.490.430.510.430.520.510.520.520.52
Lebanon4.764.574.534.375.726.977.357.857.138.227.477.927.497.076.716.415.545.425.315.355.124.884.564.254.013.83
Lesotho0.290.290.280.270.270.260.260.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.250.240.240.230.230.220.220.22
Liberia1.150.730.301.202.103.012.972.751.620.571.521.471.431.401.371.340.170.170.160.150.150.150.140.140.130.13
Libya6.936.676.326.065.475.294.143.993.863.724.204.063.933.793.643.533.443.353.283.222.241.270.290.29
Lithuania0.530.540.550.500.560.580.880.940.991.051.681.621.751.871.581.591.591.661.681.571.581.491.851.93
Luxembourg0.630.600.590.590.580.840.820.780.770.770.740.790.770.770.750.730.710.700.730.650.640.620.590.570.550.53
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1.221.221.222.172.162.763.302.802.773.032.302.332.002.162.102.072.040.850.840.840.840.830.831.61
Madagascar0.390.370.360.350.340.450.430.420.410.390.380.280.270.260.250.250.240.230.220.210.200.200.200.190.180.18
Malawi0.180.200.250.250.240.230.260.140.140.130.130.140.130.130.110.120.120.120.110.080.080.100.100.090.090.09
Malaysia1.851.761.711.491.451.711.661.511.451.351.191.211.181.191.221.241.201.181.171.131.101.051.010.960.940.92
Maldives6.175.765.43
Mali0.570.550.500.490.470.580.570.550.540.520.510.490.480.370.320.330.300.280.260.250.230.230.140.210.240.26
Malta1.451.401.391.371.371.291.341.291.251.231.351.321.311.311.271.241.231.201.191.251.231.201.171.141.121.10
Mauritania3.313.222.942.861.913.483.363.233.113.002.902.792.702.612.442.482.402.322.252.162.092.021.951.891.831.77
Mauritius0.220.220.210.210.210.370.370.360.350.350.340.300.370.370.370.370.370.370.360.360.350.440.430.420.410.41
Mexico0.570.560.530.510.500.530.520.490.480.490.510.500.490.490.460.460.610.600.630.680.650.640.610.600.600.59
Moldova0.510.740.630.880.890.850.850.840.770.720.650.700.620.700.590.680.610.610.620.610.640.620.620.60
Mongolia4.284.012.632.192.153.663.851.681.881.761.711.671.631.541.421.481.441.411.511.441.421.381.321.361.341.32
Montenegro6.365.865.795.155.164.974.854.904.914.86
Morocco2.442.382.312.252.202.602.532.482.412.352.362.462.442.342.312.302.242.212.182.172.142.092.082.062.021.98
Mozambique1.121.070.790.750.160.160.150.080.080.070.070.130.120.090.120.110.110.110.110.110.100.100.100.100.100.09
Burma (Myanmar)1.191.451.421.561.531.731.851.911.891.821.781.812.182.341.871.851.941.921.901.881.861.841.811.791.771.74
Namibia1.721.651.591.521.511.491.051.541.481.432.262.182.122.062.001.941.891.831.861.861.851.841.791.731.68
Nepal0.380.370.360.350.330.580.640.760.780.760.750.700.730.811.021.000.980.970.961.131.111.091.061.031.010.99
Netherlands1.501.481.261.201.051.060.890.790.780.750.700.670.630.700.620.700.530.470.530.480.490.490.480.480.470.46
New Zealand0.680.650.640.640.560.560.530.510.500.500.480.470.430.420.380.410.400.400.390.420.410.360.360.350.350.36
Nicaragua2.131.481.081.040.940.791.071.041.000.910.880.850.720.700.680.660.640.620.520.510.490.480.470.460.450.44
Niger0.210.210.200.190.180.370.350.330.320.300.290.280.270.260.230.220.220.210.200.210.200.190.190.180.170.17
Nigeria0.310.310.240.240.240.260.250.300.290.330.280.410.400.390.380.370.370.360.350.340.330.320.310.300.290.35
Norway2.351.911.681.491.521.401.361.491.231.321.141.121.111.111.041.940.650.760.731.020.940.930.960.950.940.90
Oman5.854.895.424.994.646.016.006.056.106.116.085.965.585.355.004.884.694.394.093.753.413.092.772.492.262.08
Pakistan1.771.771.771.741.692.442.322.222.162.082.162.132.071.981.931.841.761.721.681.621.611.561.531.501.431.41
Panama1.171.251.101.051.011.041.010.990.940.930.900.880.860.840.820.800.800.770.740.720.710.720.680.660.651.18
Papua New Guinea0.220.220.210.210.200.190.180.200.190.180.180.180.120.120.110.110.100.100.100.100.100.100.060.060.060.05
Paraguay0.900.870.850.820.801.371.691.681.681.621.561.441.401.350.940.950.960.940.920.870.870.850.830.800.780.77
Peru1.511.491.291.221.171.761.821.821.761.611.621.401.491.421.241.221.481.361.271.261.241.221.201.190.960.94
Philippines0.460.440.420.410.390.530.520.520.530.490.470.450.450.430.410.420.410.400.390.430.410.400.390.390.380.37
Poland1.731.701.521.461.451.741.581.531.521.541.391.321.081.070.940.930.860.820.810.680.670.650.950.940.940.94
Portugal1.831.771.701.442.552.172.132.011.851.761.721.681.661.701.671.691.641.641.641.661.651.661.681.511.491.41
Qatar4.043.932.822.773.413.733.923.873.783.673.693.493.303.032.612.231.811.471.211.010.880.810.760.710.680.65
Romania1.201.921.641.841.782.542.652.562.502.392.411.571.751.741.751.811.551.561.601.601.641.631.631.631.601.61
Russia2.542.061.992.552.332.672.522.051.961.941.931.861.951.931.911.931.921.941.871.771.771.651.691.96
Rwanda0.180.940.971.011.031.591.311.921.571.481.981.991.961.451.231.200.980.750.730.710.690.670.650.630.620.60
Saint Thomas and Principe3.012.962.882.802.732.662.582.512.442.37
Saudi Arabia2.893.673.213.142.943.133.093.012.942.853.293.183.032.902.762.662.842.712.612.632.482.342.212.122.041.97
Senegal0.640.630.620.610.470.570.560.560.540.540.480.480.470.570.540.570.570.540.520.480.460.440.420.410.400.38
Serbia5.635.244.213.043.925.014.614.614.624.464.136.043.783.313.333.360.740.740.740.930.950.930.930.910.920.93
Sierra Leone0.320.320.510.320.330.460.981.020.370.240.230.350.740.700.650.630.510.500.480.450.440.430.410.400.320.31
Singapore3.603.483.383.333.233.723.529.359.199.018.157.287.378.017.707.467.076.736.335.395.235.084.904.834.764.70
Slovakia1.311.922.061.851.801.901.851.591.431.170.830.750.750.640.640.630.620.590.590.580.580.580.58
Slovenia1.761.411.801.341.491.461.441.461.401.251.391.140.991.181.071.151.161.161.161.181.331.341.331.30
Somalia2.033.555.076.598.119.639.509.329.111.971.921.711.511.301.090.890.680.470.270.060.060.090.550.290.440.49
South Africa0.700.630.570.550.531.881.831.401.320.470.420.390.350.320.330.320.570.340.330.420.420.420.330.390.410.40
Spain1.661.531.231.251.281.671.651.571.531.461.311.171.321.131.071.031.010.990.960.950.950.910.910.920.860.87
Sri Lanka0.301.551.591.551.523.323.123.102.852.802.622.683.143.063.072.532.612.642.622.692.722.712.732.682.753.24
Sudan1.121.101.351.311.251.941.461.301.481.451.551.571.541.391.441.431.431.431.411.381.352.742.672.582.512.43
Suriname2.572.611.341.391.361.231.191.171.141.121.221.191.171.040.571.111.081.061.030.930.910.890.870.910.890.88
Swaziland1.381.331.301.271.231.201.171.131.101.07
Sweden1.391.351.521.561.572.212.171.992.001.981.941.511.511.360.600.600.510.360.360.440.430.420.320.310.590.58
Switzerland0.580.570.800.891.000.800.690.670.660.690.690.660.670.660.102.610.540.530.520.570.560.500.490.450.430.43
Syria12.4311.8111.2010.627.9012.4411.999.419.168.848.708.118.188.298.027.997.537.377.067.146.983.143.253.395.585.74
Tajikistan0.150.140.140.841.070.460.450.440.300.290.280.280.440.460.580.570.550.510.490.480.470.450.440.43
Tanzania0.330.320.350.340.360.250.240.230.220.220.210.170.160.160.150.140.140.140.140.130.130.130.130.130.130.12
Thailand0.880.880.880.930.921.311.191.001.111.111.191.151.161.171.121.111.111.081.071.071.071.181.131.141.131.13
Timor Leste0.390.390.390.390.400.540.540.530.510.490.480.46
Togo0.520.510.490.480.460.440.420.400.380.370.350.450.430.380.350.370.360.350.340.320.310.300.290.280.280.27
Trinidad and Tobago0.430.440.420.410.391.321.281.261.321.321.300.460.450.440.310.460.450.600.600.610.610.600.600.600.600.60
Tunisia1.411.361.321.271.242.001.931.521.501.471.451.431.411.401.381.371.371.341.311.281.261.231.201.191.181.17
Turkey3.914.013.493.573.933.303.333.873.773.793.863.053.013.032.812.762.702.662.582.482.392.302.262.202.131.75
Turkmenistan2.001.931.010.721.151.121.151.120.830.980.961.561.371.341.111.091.061.031.010.990.970.951.551.52
Uganda0.810.790.890.870.720.600.590.520.450.430.510.560.540.570.500.420.400.380.360.340.330.310.300.290.280.26
Ukraine1.681.491.382.071.881.851.851.791.781.801.781.731.171.170.920.920.930.930.930.940.950.530.901.13
United Arab Emirates7.056.575.094.724.795.294.654.424.183.933.713.452.012.241.981.751.501.281.100.970.880.840.821.011.001.00
United Kingdom1.051.031.010.940.900.810.770.750.750.740.720.720.710.710.680.710.580.510.500.560.540.510.520.480.460.45
United States1.701.651.471.381.281.201.141.091.121.090.990.960.990.990.981.020.971.000.980.991.000.970.940.900.860.84
Uruguay1.801.771.731.731.681.741.721.681.691.681.551.531.551.581.571.561.561.571.541.501.491.461.461.471.451.44
Uzbekistan0.530.530.250.520.561.021.151.060.870.770.750.730.740.870.810.790.760.740.710.540.520.510.500.49
Venezuela1.030.960.970.970.920.920.860.820.790.760.750.940.900.890.680.670.800.920.900.880.870.850.840.831.861.83
Vietnam3.223.122.522.471.971.721.681.471.341.311.271.241.211.191.131.071.051.031.010.991.021.000.990.970.960.94
West Bank and Gaza7.627.286.876.486.436.265.785.49
Yemen4.984.662.202.062.081.973.053.823.423.283.162.762.912.802.672.602.492.392.292.192.112.021.951.870.260.25
Zambia0.470.460.450.440.430.600.580.560.550.530.510.500.490.400.320.310.310.310.310.310.300.290.280.270.260.25
Zimbabwe1.121.091.131.100.961.471.371.261.251.241.181.090.980.820.780.790.780.770.760.750.740.730.720.700.680.67

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization’s definition of the economically active population.

Source: World Bank