Eritrea: Armed forces, percent of labor force

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 Eritrea

Armed forces personnel, percent of the labor force

 Latest value 12.38
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2020
 Average 12.74
 Min - Max 4.47 - 19.3
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1993 to 2020. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 12.74 percent with a minimum of 4.47 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 19.3 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2020 is 12.38 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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Eritrea - Armed forces, percent of labor force - recent values

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Eritrea - Armed forces, percent of labor force - historical chart - 1993-2020




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.18 2003 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 20.87 2003 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 31.14 2003 percent
 Armed forces 202,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 12.38 2020 percent
 Arms exports 0.00 2006 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 4.00 2007 dollars
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