The World's Biggest Employers
Many people assume the world's biggest employers are Chinese or Indian, given the size of the population in both countries. However, research has revealed that the US Department of Defense is actually the world's largest employer, boasting a massive workforce 3.2 million strong.
China's military, the People's Liberation Army, is in second position with 2.3 million. Walmart and McDonald's come third and fourth while the NHS is another surprise package in fifth place. England's National Health Service has 1.7 million employees, more than Indian Railways or India's armed forces.
- U.S. government - outlays of the Department of DefenseU.S. government - outlays of the Department of Defense
- Health program outlays by U.S. Department of Defense 2010-2020Health program outlays by U.S. Department of Defense 2010-2020
- U.S. Department of Defense expenditures in 2013, by stateU.S. Department of Defense expenditures in 2013, by state
- Leading banks in the U.S. 2015, by number of employeesLeading banks in the U.S. 2015, by number of employees
- Unemployment rate in the U.S. 1990-2015Unemployment rate in the U.S. 1990-2015
- Health insurance status of the U.S. population 2014Health insurance status of the U.S. population 2014
- Unemployment level - seasonally unadjusted monthly number in the U.S., September 2016Unemployment level - seasonally unadjusted monthly number in the U.S., September 2016
- U.S. unemployment level - seasonally adjusted monthly number September 2016U.S. unemployment level - seasonally adjusted monthly number September 2016
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