South Korea: Armed forces, percent of labor force

(measure: percent; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies)
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South Korea: Armed forces personnel, percent of the labor force, 1990 - 2018:

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 2.88 percent with a minimum of 2.15 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 3.81 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2018 is 2.15 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 162 countries is 1.23 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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