The countries with the largest labor force in the world are China, India and the United States, with 806,300,000 workers, 501,800,000 workers and 157 100,000 workers respectively. This page contains information on labor force data on the characteristics of employed and unemployed people and of people who are not part of the workforce. Data on working hours, earnings and demographic characteristics are also available. Unpaid caregivers in the service of others, as well as those who identify themselves as homemakers, are not included in workforce data since they do not contribute directly to a country's gross national product.The labor force participation rate is the labor force as a percentage of the non-institutional civilian population.
The Office of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses this rate to describe the subgroup of Americans who have a job or are looking for a job, are at least 16 years old, are not serving in the military and are not institutionalized. Every August, information is released on the participation of young people aged 16 to 24 in the workforce from April to July.The general workforce includes groups such as the unemployed and new job seekers, in addition to those who are already employed. The workforce is usually a group of people aged 15 or over who meet the requirements of labor organizations' definitions of the population that may be occupationally active. Workers not only provide the labor to produce goods and provide services, but they also create innovative ideas and provide the zeal that gives economies the necessary courage.
Marginalized people are those who are not part of the workforce and who want to work and are available to work, and who have sought work at some point in the previous 12 months, but were not counted as unemployed because they had not looked for work in the 4 weeks prior to the survey.The population of people who provide labor for goods and services is known as the labor force and constitutes a vital element of a country's economic situation. This information is not available in the monthly basic labor force survey which is the source of national unemployment estimates. Information on the workforce of states, counties and cities is available separately from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.Other countries with a world leading working population include Indonesia (122,400,000 workers), Brazil (109,200,000), Bangladesh (81,950,000), Russia (76,580,000), Japan (65,980,000), Pakistan (63,340,000) and Nigeria (57,270,000). This report contains estimates of the number of years that people would spend in the labor force based on mortality conditions, labor force entry and exit rates and demographic characteristics.