Armed forces personnel

percent of labor force, 1990–2015

Info Edit
    1990 Ranking
    1. Iraq 35.82
    2. Jordan 13.20
    3. Syria 12.43
    4. Israel 9.99
    5. North Korea 9.62
    6. United Arab Emirates 7.05
    7. Libya 6.93
    8. Cuba 6.83
    9. Oman 5.85
    10. Serbia 5.63
    11. Yemen 4.99
    12. Greece 4.82
    13. Lebanon 4.76
    14. Mongolia 4.28
    15. Qatar 4.04
    16. Turkey 3.91
    17. Bahrain 3.72
    18. Brunei 3.63
    19. Singapore 3.60
    20. South Korea 3.38
    21. Mauritania 3.31
    22. Vietnam 3.22
    23. Bulgaria 3.16
    24. Iran 3.14
    25. Cyprus 3.14
    26. Guinea Bissau 3.04
    27. Saint Thomas and Principe 3.01
    28. Saudi Arabia 2.89
    29. Laos 2.85
    30. El Salvador 2.83
    31. Cambodia 2.79
    32. Belgium 2.68
    33. Angola 2.63
    34. Djibouti 2.62
    35. Gabon 2.59
    36. Suriname 2.57
    37. Egypt 2.56
    38. Morocco 2.45
    39. Norway 2.35
    40. Chad 2.21
    41. Nicaragua 2.13
    42. France 2.11
    43. Hungary 2.08
    44. Italy 2.06
    45. Somalia 2.03
    46. Algeria 2.03
    47. Fiji 1.97
    48. Chile 1.90
    49. Malaysia 1.85
    50. Portugal 1.83
    51. Uruguay 1.80
    52. Afghanistan 1.79
    53. Pakistan 1.77
    54. Poland 1.73
    55. United States 1.70
    56. Spain 1.66
    57. Belize 1.57
    58. Peru 1.51
    59. Netherlands 1.51
    60. Germany 1.46
    61. Guatemala 1.45
    62. Malta 1.45
    63. Guyana 1.41
    64. Tunisia 1.41
    65. Sweden 1.39
    66. Swaziland 1.38
    67. Ecuador 1.32
    68. Austria 1.21
    69. Romania 1.20
    70. Ethiopia 1.20
    71. Burma (Myanmar) 1.19
    72. Finland 1.19
    73. Panama 1.17
    74. Liberia 1.15
    75. Honduras 1.13
    76. Sudan 1.13
    77. Zimbabwe 1.12
    78. Bolivia 1.12
    79. Mozambique 1.12
    80. Botswana 1.07
    81. Denmark 1.07
    82. United Kingdom 1.05
    83. Venezuela 1.03
    84. Congo (Brazzaville) 1.02
    85. Ireland 0.96
    86. Colombia 0.93
    87. Paraguay 0.90
    88. Cape Verde 0.88
    89. Thailand 0.88
    90. Kuwait 0.87
    91. Uganda 0.81
    92. Australia 0.80
    93. Dominican Republic 0.74
    94. South Africa 0.70
    95. Costa Rica 0.68
    96. New Zealand 0.68
    97. Guinea 0.67
    98. Argentina 0.65
    99. Senegal 0.64
    100. Luxembourg 0.63
    101. Canada 0.59
    102. Switzerland 0.58
    103. Mexico 0.57
    104. Mali 0.57
    105. China 0.55
    106. Cameroon 0.54
    107. Togo 0.52
    108. Gambia 0.52
    109. Equatorial Guinea 0.50
    110. Zambia 0.47
    111. Brazil 0.47
    112. Burundi 0.47
    113. Philippines 0.46
    114. Trinidad and Tobago 0.43
    115. Congo (Kinshasa) 0.41
    116. Japan 0.39
    117. Madagascar 0.39
    118. India 0.38
    119. Nepal 0.38
    120. Indonesia 0.37
    121. Ivory Coast 0.33
    122. Tanzania 0.33
    123. Sierra Leone 0.32
    124. Nigeria 0.32
    125. Benin 0.31
    126. Central African Republic 0.31
    127. Sri Lanka 0.30
    128. Haiti 0.30
    129. Lesotho 0.30
    130. Burkina Faso 0.26
    131. Jamaica 0.26
    132. Mauritius 0.22
    133. Kenya 0.22
    134. Bangladesh 0.22
    135. Papua New Guinea 0.22
    136. Niger 0.21
    137. Rwanda 0.18
    138. Malawi 0.18
    139. Ghana 0.15
    2015 Ranking
    1. North Korea 8.71
    2. Eritrea 8.60
    3. Syria 5.74
    4. Jordan 4.93
    5. Montenegro 4.86
    6. Israel 4.77
    7. Singapore 4.70
    8. Brunei 4.57
    9. Djibouti 3.93
    10. Lebanon 3.83
    11. Laos 3.78
    12. Armenia 3.32
    13. Belarus 3.27
    14. Afghanistan 3.25
    15. Sri Lanka 3.24
    16. Greece 3.07
    17. Egypt 2.70
    18. Bahrain 2.59
    19. Algeria 2.55
    20. Sudan 2.43
    21. South Korea 2.38
    22. Iraq 2.30
    23. Cambodia 2.23
    24. Iran 2.09
    25. Oman 2.08
    26. Cyprus 2.07
    27. Morocco 1.98
    28. Saudi Arabia 1.97
    29. Russia 1.96
    30. Lithuania 1.93
    31. Colombia 1.92
    32. Venezuela 1.83
    33. Mauritania 1.77
    34. Turkey 1.75
    35. Burma (Myanmar) 1.74
    36. Azerbaijan 1.70
    37. Namibia 1.68
    38. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1.62
    39. Romania 1.61
    40. Turkmenistan 1.52
    41. Dominican Republic 1.48
    42. El Salvador 1.46
    43. Uruguay 1.44
    44. Bulgaria 1.42
    45. Cuba 1.42
    46. Portugal 1.41
    47. Pakistan 1.41
    48. Italy 1.41
    49. Bolivia 1.34
    50. Mongolia 1.32
    51. Slovenia 1.31
    52. Georgia 1.28
    53. Chile 1.25
    54. Panama 1.18
    55. Tunisia 1.17
    56. Angola 1.16
    57. Thailand 1.13
    58. Ukraine 1.13
    59. Gabon 1.11
    60. Malta 1.10
    61. Guyana 1.06
    62. Kuwait 1.05
    63. France 1.02
    64. Fiji 1.01
    65. United Arab Emirates 1.00
    66. Croatia 0.99
    67. Nepal 0.99
    68. Vietnam 0.95
    69. Peru 0.94
    70. Poland 0.94
    71. Estonia 0.94
    72. Finland 0.93
    73. Serbia 0.93
    74. Malaysia 0.92
    75. Norway 0.90
    76. Belize 0.89
    77. Suriname 0.88
    78. Burundi 0.87
    79. Spain 0.87
    80. Hungary 0.85
    81. United States 0.84
    82. Kyrgyzstan 0.79
    83. Botswana 0.77
    84. Kazakhstan 0.77
    85. Paraguay 0.77
    86. Chad 0.76
    87. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.75
    88. Belgium 0.73
    89. Albania 0.72
    90. Brazil 0.68
    91. Guatemala 0.68
    92. Zimbabwe 0.67
    93. Qatar 0.65
    94. Moldova 0.60
    95. Rwanda 0.60
    96. Congo (Brazzaville) 0.60
    97. Trinidad and Tobago 0.60
    98. Guinea Bissau 0.59
    99. Mexico 0.59
    100. Sweden 0.58
    101. Slovakia 0.58
    102. Bahamas 0.57
    103. Denmark 0.57
    104. India 0.56
    105. Ecuador 0.55
    106. Indonesia 0.54
    107. Argentina 0.53
    108. Luxembourg 0.53
    109. Latvia 0.52
    110. Somalia 0.49
    111. Uzbekistan 0.49
    112. Cape Verde 0.48
    113. Austria 0.48
    114. Honduras 0.48
    115. Czech Republic 0.47
    116. Australia 0.46
    117. Timor Leste 0.46
    118. Congo (Kinshasa) 0.46
    119. Netherlands 0.46
    120. United Kingdom 0.45
    121. Nicaragua 0.44
    122. Switzerland 0.43
    123. Tajikistan 0.43
    124. Costa Rica 0.43
    125. Germany 0.41
    126. Mauritius 0.41
    127. Ireland 0.41
    128. Central African Republic 0.41
    129. Barbados 0.40
    130. South Africa 0.40
    131. Japan 0.40
    132. Senegal 0.38
    133. Philippines 0.37
    134. New Zealand 0.36
    135. China 0.36
    136. Nigeria 0.35
    137. Canada 0.34
    138. Bangladesh 0.31
    139. Sierra Leone 0.31
    140. Ethiopia 0.29
    141. Ivory Coast 0.28
    142. Togo 0.27
    143. Mali 0.26
    144. Uganda 0.26
    145. Yemen 0.25
    146. Zambia 0.25
    147. Jamaica 0.24
    148. Cameroon 0.24
    149. Benin 0.23
    150. Equatorial Guinea 0.22
    151. Guinea 0.22
    152. Lesotho 0.22
    153. Madagascar 0.18
    154. Niger 0.17
    155. Kenya 0.16
    156. Burkina Faso 0.14
    157. Liberia 0.13
    158. Iceland 0.13
    159. Tanzania 0.12
    160. Ghana 0.12
    161. Gambia 0.10
    162. Mozambique 0.09
    163. Malawi 0.09
    164. Papua New Guinea 0.05
    165. Haiti 0.00

    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