Colombia: Armed forces, percent of labor force

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 Colombia

Armed forces personnel, percent of the labor force

 Latest value 1.70
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2020
 Average 1.65
 Min - Max 0.77 - 2.09
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Colombia during that period was 1.65 percent with a minimum of 0.77 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 2.09 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2020 is 1.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 165 countries is 1.26 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Colombia - Armed forces, percent of labor force - Recent values chart

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Colombia - Armed forces, percent of labor force - historical chart - 1991-2020




Definition: 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.


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 Military spending 9.94 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 3.08 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 9.18 2022 percent
 Armed forces 428,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.70 2020 percent
 Arms exports 4.00 2020 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 44.00 2022 dollars
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