Country ranking for field: labor force Organized labor 1992

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1flag of United StatesUnited States16568000 
2flag of BrazilBrazil13000000 dues paying members 
3flag of Labor CongressLabor Congress3520000 wage earners belong to 42 recognized trade unions which come under a single national labor federation - the Nigerian 
4flag of ArgentinaArgentina3000000; 28% of labor force 
5flag of PhilippinesPhilippines3000000 
6flag of IndonesiaIndonesia3000000 members 
7flag of TaiwanTaiwan2728000 or about 44% 
8flag of EgyptEgypt2500000 
9flag of Central CommitteeCentral Committee1600000 members; single-trade union system coordinated by the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea under the 
10flag of ColombiaColombia984000 members 
11flag of New ZealandNew Zealand681000 members; 43% of labor force 
12flag of MalaysiaMalaysia640000; 10% of total labor force 
13flag of GhanaGhana467000 
14flag of Trade UnionsTrade Unions425000 members of the Central Council of Mongolian 
15flag of KenyaKenya390000 
16flag of ThailandThailand309000 union members 
17flag of LebanonLebanon250000 members 
18flag of Mozambique Workers' OrganizationMozambique Workers' Organization225000 workers belong to a single union the 
19flag of SingaporeSingapore210000; 16.1% of labor force 
20flag of CyprusCyprus156000 
21flag of CentralCentral150000-200000 concentrated in mining industry construction and transportation; mostly organized under Bolivian Workers' 
22flag of UgandaUganda125000 union members 
23flag of Confederation of Puerto Rican Workers with 35000 membersConfederation of Puerto Rican Workers with 35000 members115000 members in 4 unions; the largest is the General 
24flag of LuxembourgLuxembourg100000 
25flag of SurinameSuriname49000 members of labor force 
26flag of Workers' UnionWorkers' Union30000 members claimed by single union Mauritanian 
27flag of BermudaBermuda8573 members 
28flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis6700 
29flag of MonacoMonaco4000 members in 35 unions 
30flag of WorkersWorkers3000 railway workers General Union of Djiboutian 
31flag of IsraelIsrael90% of labor force 
32flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin Islands90% of the government labor force 
33flag of SwedenSweden80% of labor force 
34flag of FinlandFinland80% of labor force 
35flag of BelgiumBelgium70% of labor force 
36flag of NorwayNorway66% of labor force 
37flag of DenmarkDenmark65% of labor force 
38flag of Federation has 1644408 membersFederation has 1644408 members60.1% of work force; the Austrian Trade Union 
39flag of IcelandIceland60% of labor force 
40flag of IrelandIreland58% of labor force 
41flag of GermanyGermany47% of labor force 
42flag of Trade UnionsTrade Unions45-55% of labor force; Central Council of Hungarian 
43flag of ItalyItaly40-45% of labor force 
44flag of HondurasHonduras40% of urban labor force 20% of rural work force 
45flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdom40% of labor force 
46flag of AustraliaAustralia40% of labor force 
47flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leone35% of wage earners 
48flag of MauritiusMauritius35% of labor force in more than 270 unions 
49flag of MexicoMexico35% of labor force 
50flag of NicaraguaNicaragua35% of labor force 
51flag of GuyanaGuyana34% of labor force 
52flag of VenezuelaVenezuela32% of labor force 
53flag of BarbadosBarbados32% of labor force 
54flag of CanadaCanada30.6% of labor force; 39 
55flag of MontserratMontserrat30% of labor force three trade unions with 1500 members 
56flag of The NetherlandsThe Netherlands29% of labor force 
57flag of DominicaDominica25% of labor force 
58flag of The BahamasThe Bahamas25% of labor force 
59flag of JamaicaJamaica24% of labor force 
60flag of South KoreaSouth Korea23.4% 
61flag of Isle of ManIsle of Man22 labor unions patterned along British lines 
62flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago22% of labor force 
63flag of FranceFrance20% of labor force 
64flag of GrenadaGrenada20% of labor force 
65flag of CongoCongo20% of labor force 
66flag of NamibiaNamibia20 trade unions representing about 90000 workers 
67flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire20% of wage labor force 
68flag of Saint LuciaSaint Lucia20% of labor force 
69flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland20% of labor force 
70flag of BotswanaBotswana19 trade unions 
71flag of ZimbabweZimbabwe17% of wage and salary earners have union membership 
72flag of PanamaPanama17% of labor force 
73flag of Algerian WorkersAlgerian Workers16-19% of labor force claimed; General Union of 
74flag of Hong KongHong Kong16% of labor force 
75flag of Costa RicaCosta Rica15.1% of labor force 
76flag of TanzaniaTanzania15% of labor force 
77flag of GuamGuam13% of labor force 
78flag of ChileChile13% of labor force 
79flag of BelizeBelize12% of labor force; 7 unions currently active 
80flag of Dominican RepublicDominican Republic12% of labor force 
81flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupe11% of labor force 
82flag of MartiniqueMartinique11% of labor force 
83flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines10% of labor force 
84flag of GreeceGreece10-15% of total labor force 20-25% of urban labor force 
85flag of TurkeyTurkey10% of labor force 
86flag of GuatemalaGuatemala8% of labor force 
87flag of Workers' Union Vanuatu Airline Workers' UnionWorkers' Union Vanuatu Airline Workers' Union7 registered trade unions - largest include Oil and Gas 
88flag of SyriaSyria5% of labor force 
89flag of MadagascarMadagascar4% of labor force 
90flag of LiberiaLiberia2% of labor force 
91flag of BruneiBrunei2% of labor force 
92flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republic1% of labor force 
93flag of Cabo VerdeCabo VerdeTrade Unions of Cape Verde Unity Center 
94flag of BulgariaBulgariaConfederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria 
95flag of SwazilandSwazilandabout 10% of wage earners 
96flag of SvalbardSvalbardnone 
97flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Fasofour principal trade union groups represent less than 1% of population 
98flag of SudanSudantrade unions suspended following 30 June 1989 coup; now in process of being legalized anew 
99flag of Sri LankaSri Lankaabout 30% of labor force over 50% of which are employed on tea rubber and coconut estates 
100flag of SpainSpainless 10% of labor force 
101flag of BurundiBurundisole group is the Union of Burundi Workers 
102flag of South AfricaSouth Africaabout 17% of total labor force belongs to a registered trade union 
103flag of SomaliaSomaliaGeneral Federation of Somali Trade Unions was controlled by the government prior to January 1991; the fall of SIAD regime may have led to collapse of Trade Union organization 
104flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsNA but most of the cash-economy workers have trade union representation 
105flag of SloveniaSloveniaNA 
106flag of IndiaIndialess than 5% of the labor force 
107flag of CambodiaCambodiaKampuchea Federation of Trade Unions 
108flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsNA% of labor force 
109flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroNA 
110flag of National Confederation of Senegalese LaborNational Confederation of Senegalese Labormajority of wage-labor force represented by unions; however dues-paying membership very limited; major confederation is 
111flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabiatrade unions are illegal 
112flag of San MarinoSan MarinoDemocratic Federation of Sanmarinese Workers 
113flag of CameroonCameroonunder 45% of wage labor force 
114flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsGlobal Seaman's Union; Cayman All Trade Union 
115flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaSaint Helena General Workers' Union 472 members; crafts 17% professional and technical 10% service 10% management and clerical 9% farming and fishing 9% transport 6% sales 5% and other 34% 
116flag of RwandaRwandaNA 
117flag of RussiaRussiaNA 
118flag of RomaniaRomaniauntil December 1989 a single trade union system organized by the General Confederation of Romanian Trade Unions 
119flag of QatarQatartrade unions are illegal 
120flag of ChadChadabout 20% of wage labor force 
121flag of SeychellesSeychellesthree major trade unions 
122flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaNA 
123flag of PolandPolandtrade union pluralism 
124flag of UkraineUkraineNA 
125flag of ZambiaZambiaabout 238000 wage earners are unionized 
126flag of Confederation of Workers of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen had 35000 membersConfederation of Workers of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen had 35000 membersNorth - NA; South - 348200 and the General 
127flag of Western SaharaWestern SaharaNA 
128flag of West BankWest BankNA 
129flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaNA 
130flag of VietnamVietnamreportedly over 90% of wage and salary earners are members of the Vietnam Federation of Trade Unions 
131flag of American SamoaAmerican SamoaNA 
132flag of AndorraAndorranone 
133flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanNA 
134flag of ConfederationConfederationInterunion Workers' Assembly/National Workers' 
135flag of AngolaAngolaabout 450695 
136flag of AnguillaAnguillaNA 
137flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emiratestrade unions are illegal 
138flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Public Service Association 
139flag of TajikistanTajikistanNA 
140flag of ArmeniaArmeniaNA 
141flag of TuvaluTuvalunone 
142flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsSaint George's Industrial Trade Union 
143flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanNA 
144flag of ArubaArubaAruban Workers' Federation 
145flag of TunisiaTunisiaabout 360000 members claimed roughly 20% of labor force; General Union of Tunisian Workers 
146flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanNA 
147flag of TongaTonganone 
148flag of TokelauTokelauNA 
149flag of TogoTogoFederation of Togolese Workers 
150flag of BahrainBahrainGeneral Committee for Bahrain Workers exists in only eight major designated companies 
151flag of BelarusBelarusNA 
152flag of BeninBeninabout 75% of wage earners 
153flag of BhutanBhutannot permitted 
154flag of General Confederation of Portuguese Workers - IntersindicalGeneral Confederation of Portuguese Workers - Intersindicalabout 55% of the labor force; the Communist-dominated 
155flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsNA 
156flag of IranIrannone 
157flag of LatviaLatviaNA 
158flag of MaliMaliNational Union of Malian Workers 
159flag of MaldivesMaldivesnone 
160flag of French PolynesiaFrench PolynesiaNA 
161flag of MalawiMalawismall minority of wage earners are unionized 
162flag of GabonGabonthere are 38000 members of the national trade union the Gabonese Trade Union Confederation 
163flag of MacauMacaunone 
164flag of Gaza StripGaza StripNA 
165flag of Lithuania; Union of WorkersLithuania; Union of WorkersLithuanian Trade Union Association; Labor Federation of 
166flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinNA 
167flag of General Union for Oil and Petrochemicals; Pan-Africa Federation of PetroleumGeneral Union for Oil and Petrochemicals; Pan-Africa Federation of PetroleumNational Trade Unions' Federation 275000 members; 
168flag of Confederation of Trade UnionsConfederation of Trade UnionsIndependent Trade Union Federation of Albania; 
169flag of LesothoLesothothere are two trade union federations; the government favors formation of a single umbrella trade union confederation 
170flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaNA 
171flag of Communist partyCommunist partyLao Federation of Trade Unions is subordinate to the 
172flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islandsnone 
173flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanNA 
174flag of KuwaitKuwaitlabor unions exist in oil industry and among government personnel 
175flag of KiribatiKiribatiKiribati Trades Union Congress - 2500 members 
176flag of GibraltarGibraltarover 6000 
177flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanofficial trade unions independent coal miners' union 
178flag of JordanJordanabout 10% of labor force 
179flag of JerseyJerseynone 
180flag of JapanJapanabout 29% of employed workers; public service 76.4% transportation and telecommunications 57 
181flag of GuernseyGuernseyNA 
182flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissauonly one trade union - the National Union of Workers of 
183flag of GuineaGuineavirtually 100% of wage earners loosely affiliated with the National Confederation of Guinean Workers 
184flag of HaitiHaitiNA 
185flag of Holy SeeHoly SeeAssociation of Vatican Lay Workers 1800 members 
186flag of IraqIraqless than 10% of the labor force 
187flag of MaltaMaltaabout 40% of labor force 
188flag of FijiFijiabout 45000 employees belong to some 46 trade unions which are organized along lines of work and ethnic origin 
189flag of ChinaChinaAll-China Federation of Trade Unions 
190flag of CroatiaCroatiaNA 
191flag of PeruPeruabout 40% of salaried workers 
192flag of ParaguayParaguayabout 2% of labor force 
193flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guineamore than 50 trade unions some with fewer than 20 members 
194flag of Christmas IslandChristmas IslandNA 
195flag of PakistanPakistanabout 10% of industrial work force 
196flag of OmanOmantrade unions are illegal 
197flag of Cocos IslandsCocos Islandsnone 
198flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsNA 
199flag of ComorosComorosNA 
200flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk IslandNA 
201flag of NiueNiueNA 
202flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsNA 
203flag of NigerNigernegligible 
204flag of CubaCubaWorkers Central Union of Cuba 
205flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaNA 
206flag of New CaledoniaNew CaledoniaNA 
207flag of NepalNepalTeachers' Union and many other nonofficially recognized unions 
208flag of NauruNauruNA 
209flag of EcuadorEcuadorless than 15% of labor force 
210flag of MyanmarMyanmarWorkers' Asiayone 
211flag of El SalvadorEl Salvadortotal labor force 15%; agricultural labor force 10%; urban labor force 7% 
212flag of Moroccan WorkersMoroccan Workersabout 5% of the labor force mainly in the Union of 
213flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guineano formal trade unions 
214flag of EstoniaEstoniaNA 
215flag of January 1977 to represent 273000 registered trade union members; was dissolved when the TGE came to power; labor code of 1975 is being redraftedJanuary 1977 to represent 273000 registered trade union members; was dissolved when the TGE came to power; labor code of 1975 is being redraftedAll Ethiopian Trade Union formed by the government in 
216flag of MoldovaMoldovaNA 
217flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsFalkland Islands General Employees Union 400 members 
218flag of MayotteMayotteNA 
219flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsNA 
220flag of AfghanistanAfghanistansome small government-controlled unions existed under the former regime but probably now have disbanded 

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