May 012013
 

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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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: 230,000,000

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

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