Employment by country: the latest data

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Employment is the number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed. The table shows the latest available numbers as well as the three-month and twelve month percent change.

Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

Countries Latest available value Reference date Change three months Change twelve months
Albania 1.27 Q1 / 2022 0.18% 3.41%
Angola 11.22 Q1 / 2022 3.04% 3.68%
Argentina 12.56 Mar / 2022 0.64% 4.52%
Armenia 0.98 Q1 / 2022 -4.96% 1.60%
Australia 13.59 May / 2022 0.79% 2.91%
Austria 4.37 Q1 / 2022 -0.29% 4.40%
Azerbaijan 4.99 Q1 / 2022 0.07% 2.07%
Bahrain 0.69 Q1 / 2021 -0.36% -7.86%
Barbados 0.12 Q3 / 2021 3.52% 12.84%
Belarus 4.77 Q1 / 2022 -1.08% -0.30%
Belgium 5.01 Q1 / 2022 0.35% 2.49%
Bolivia 6.39 Q1 / 2022 -1.55% 6.41%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.84 Apr / 2022 0.54% 3.66%
Botswana 0.42 Q4 / 2018 0.86% 2.54%
Brazil 96.51 Apr / 2022 1.14% 10.33%
Bulgaria 3.07 Q1 / 2022 -0.40% 1.31%
Canada 19.84 May / 2022 3.27% 5.99%
Chile 8.84 Apr / 2022 1.41% 9.02%
Colombia 21.96 Apr / 2022 6.10% 11.14%
Costa Rica 2.10 Q1 / 2022 -0.09% 5.51%
Croatia 1.69 Q1 / 2022 -0.18% 3.74%
Cyprus 0.44 Q4 / 2021 0.68% 5.84%
Czechia 5.14 Q1 / 2022 -1.45% -0.48%
Denmark 2.93 Q1 / 2022 -0.54% 4.01%
Dominican Republic 4.68 Q4 / 2021 1.82% 6.06%
Ecuador 7.92 Q1 / 2022 -3.99% 3.33%
Egypt 27.75 Q1 / 2022 1.08% 2.29%
Estonia 0.68 Q1 / 2022 2.36% 5.06%
Euro area 161.57 Q1 / 2022 -0.31% 2.91%
Finland 2.64 May / 2022 2.76% 2.36%
France 27.93 Q4 / 2021 -0.11% 3.20%
Georgia 1.20 Q1 / 2022 -3.47% 6.31%
Germany 45.50 May / 2022 0.84% 1.73%
Greece 4.08 Apr / 2022 3.35% 8.52%
Hong Kong 3.55 May / 2022 -3.34% -1.88%
Hungary 4.69 May / 2022 0.39% 1.73%
Iceland 0.21 May / 2022 2.76% 9.85%
Iran 23.54 Q3 / 2021 -0.59% 2.49%
Ireland 2.51 Q1 / 2022 -0.01% 12.34%
Israel 4.18 May / 2022 0.59% 7.85%
Italy 22.97 May / 2022 0.21% 2.06%
Jamaica 1.26 Q4 / 2021 1.81% 4.82%
Japan 67.30 May / 2022 1.08% 0.25%
Kazakhstan 8.82 Q1 / 2022 0.05% 0.40%
Kenya 17.84 Q1 / 2021 -1.40% 1.45%
Latvia 0.88 May / 2022 1.76% 2.62%
Lithuania 1.38 Q1 / 2022 0.35% 2.13%
Luxembourg 0.50 May / 2022 1.29% 3.64%
Macao 0.36 May / 2022 -2.36% -6.61%
North Macedonia 0.69 Q1 / 2022 -13.05% -12.81%
Malaysia 15.85 Apr / 2022 1.07% 3.27%
Malta 0.27 Q1 / 2022 0.14% 4.21%
Mauritius 0.51 Q4 / 2021 7.10% -2.64%
Mexico 56.08 Q1 / 2022 -0.94% 5.86%
Moldova 0.83 Q1 / 2022 -2.23% 3.81%
Monaco 0.06 Q1 / 2022 -0.36% 10.52%
Mongolia 1.13 Q1 / 2022 0.12% 6.97%
Montenegro 0.23 Q1 / 2022 1.67% 22.03%
Morocco 10.70 Q1 / 2022 -0.70% -0.54%
Netherlands 9.46 Mar / 2022 0.91% 3.59%
New Caledonia 0.06 Q4 / 2021 -1.77% 0.30%
New Zealand 2.83 Q1 / 2022 0.07% 2.84%
Nigeria 57.52 Q4 / 2020 -18.90% -16.59%
Norway 2.82 Q1 / 2022 0.25% 4.63%
Palestine 1.08 Q1 / 2022 1.56% 11.62%
Paraguay 3.51 Q4 / 2021 1.10% 1.72%
Philippines 45.63 Q1 / 2022 6.07% 5.46%
Poland 16.71 Q1 / 2022 -0.39% 1.71%
Portugal 4.84 May / 2022 -0.58% 1.27%
Puerto Rico 1.12 May / 2022 -2.09% 4.07%
Qatar 1.97 Q3 / 2021 -2.67% -9.37%
Romania 7.74 Q1 / 2022 -0.11% 1.41%
Russia 72.20 Nov / 2021 -0.14% 2.09%
Rwanda 3.59 Q1 / 2022 -1.31% 11.88%
Saudi Arabia 13.05 Q4 / 2021 2.67% -2.05%
Senegal 4.47 Q1 / 2022 -0.55% -4.98%
Serbia 2.87 Q1 / 2022 -1.64% 5.42%
Seychelles 0.05 Q4 / 2021 1.02% -3.42%
Singapore 3.48 Q4 / 2021 -2.53% -3.32%
Slovakia 2.57 Q1 / 2022 -1.57% 2.84%
Slovenia 0.92 Apr / 2022 0.97% 2.80%
South Africa 14.91 Q1 / 2022 2.54% -0.54%
South Korea 28.49 May / 2022 3.95% 3.39%
Spain 20.08 Q1 / 2022 -0.50% 4.57%
Sweden 5.18 May / 2022 1.45% 2.44%
Switzerland 5.10 Q1 / 2022 -1.48% 1.66%
Taiwan 11.37 May / 2022 -0.76% -0.24%
Tajikistan 2.31 Mar / 2019 -0.25% 1.00%
Thailand 37.90 Q4 / 2021 0.51% -1.02%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.56 Q4 / 2020 1.28% -4.82%
Tunisia 3.39 Q1 / 2022 -2.68% -1.04%
Turkey 30.12 Apr / 2022 3.20% 7.25%
USA 158.43 May / 2022 0.45% 4.49%
Ukraine 15.38 Q4 / 2021 -4.28% -2.21%
United Kingdom 32.71 Mar / 2022 0.54% 1.66%
Venezuela 15.01 Dec / 2018 0.84% 0.80%
Vietnam 51.20 Q1 / 2022 1.39% 0.35%
Zambia 2.96 Q2 / 2018 -6.23% -4.60%
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