Number of government employees in the World

Here are the numbers of government employees per countries in the World, ranked by proportion in terms of population.

CountriesPopulationOfficialsProportion
Average11206466533092242.95 %
Denmark573100080000013.95 %
Finland549500068600012.48 %
Latvia196000024150012.32 %
Sweden9903000112500011.36 %
Australia2413000023000009.53 %
Malta436947410009.38 %
Poland3795000035000009.22 %
Canada3629000033130009.12 %
France6690000052000007.77 %
Hungary98180007600007.74 %
Belgium113500008400007.40 %
Slovenia20650001530007.40 %
Portugal103200007210006.98 %
USA323100000222350006.88 %
Israel85470005775006.75 %
Ireland47730003160006.62 %
Germany8267000049000005.92 %
Netherlands1710000010000005.84 %
Iran8028000045630005.68 %
Italy6060000034000005.61 %
Egypt9569000052863005.52 %
Brazil207700000111950005.38 %
Cyprus1170000633845.41 %
Spain4656000025000005.36 %
Argentina4385000021500004.90 %
United Kingdom6564000027500004.18 %
Austria87470003470003.96 %
South Africa5591000021610003.86 %
Luxembourg582972220893.78 %
Mexico12750000044840003.51 %
Greece107500003698003.44 %
Philippines10330000032390003.13 %
China1379000000390000002.82 %
Russia14430000040000002.77 %
South Korea5125000014490002.82 %
Japan12700000027580002.17 %
Estonia1316000280002.12 %
Vietnam9370000018540001.97 %
Lithuania2872000520001.81 %
Indonesia26399100046000001.74 %
Pakistan19794200030000001.51 %
India1324000000176100001.33 %
Bulgaria7128000839431.17 %
Ethiopia10495700013000001.23 %
Roumania195100001700000.87 %
Czech republic10560000962070.91 %
Slovakia5429000370000.68 %
Senegal15410000940000.60 %
Nigeria18600000012000000.64 %
Bangladesh16286400010000000.61 %

The USA have 22 million of government employees, that’s 7% of the population; against 4% for United Kingdom, 9% for Canada, and almost 10% in Australia.

Source : OECD, ILO.