* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Armed forces personnel, percent of the labor force, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 162 countries was 1.23 percent.The highest value was in Eritrea: 12.69 percent and the lowest value was in Haiti: 0.01 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
12.69
8.92
5.00
4.46
4.33
3.93
3.92
3.73
3.65
3.47
3.35
3.31
3.31
3.08
3.05
2.85
2.72
2.69
2.64
2.56
2.52
2.34
2.15
2.08
2.08
2.07
2.06
1.97
1.83
1.80
1.80
1.77
1.74
1.74
1.69
1.67
1.61
1.56
1.51
1.45
1.41
1.40
1.33
1.33
1.31
1.31
1.30
1.28
1.26
1.26
1.17
1.17
1.12
1.11
1.11
1.07
1.06
1.03
1.03
1.03
1.01
1.00
0.99
0.99
0.95
0.95
0.93
0.92
0.92
0.92
0.88
0.86
0.86
0.86
0.85
0.85
0.84
0.83
0.83
0.83
0.82
0.80
0.79
0.74
0.74
0.72
0.72
0.70
0.70
0.69
0.69
0.64
0.64
0.63
0.62
0.62
0.62
0.60
0.58
0.57
0.57
0.57
0.57
0.56
0.54
0.52
0.51
0.51
0.51
0.51
0.50
0.50
0.49
0.49
0.47
0.47
0.45
0.45
0.44
0.43
0.43
0.42
0.41
0.41
0.40
0.40
0.39
0.39
0.38
0.37
0.36
0.36
0.35
0.35
0.35
0.34
0.34
0.33
0.33
0.31
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.29
0.29
0.28
0.27
0.26
0.23
0.21
0.19
0.16
0.15
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.12
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.01
0
3.2
6.3
9.5
12.69



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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