FYI: The U.S. has one of the largest labor forces in the world, and celebrates it annually the first Monday in September. According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Labor Day was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. A labor force is the number of people available for work, defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as 16 years and older, and by the World Bank as 15 years and older. It includes agricultural, industrial, and service sectors. The service sector, according to the World Bank, produces “intangible” goods, such as government, health, education, communications, information, and business services, and tends to require less natural capital and more human capital than agricultural or industrial goods.
Based on the most recent data from the CIA’s World Factbook, these are the countries with the largest labor forces in the world.: