India: Labor force

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Labor force, million people

 Latest value 471.3
 Reference 2021
 Measure million people
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 419.41 million people with a minimum of 315.63 million people in 1990 and a maximum of 482.7 million people in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 471.3 million people. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 180 countries is 19.04 million people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.
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