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Largest public and private employers in the World[edit]

The BBC includes non-corporate employers in its list:

World's largest public and private employers, 2012[1]
Employer Employees Headquarters
United States Department of Defense 3.2 million  United States
People's Liberation Army 2.3 million  China
Walmart 2.1 million  United States
National Health Service (NHS) 1.7 million  United Kingdom
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.6 million  China
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million  China
Indian Railways 1.4 million  India
Indian Armed Forces 1.3 million  India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.2 million  Taiwan

The Economist includes non-corporate employers in its list:

World's largest public and private employers, 2010[2]
Employer Employees
United States Department of Defense 3.2 million
People's Liberation Army 2.3 million (2008 data)
Walmart 2.1 million
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.7 million
State Grid Corporation of China 1.65 million
National Health Service 1.5 million
Indian Railways 1.4 million
China Post 0.9 million
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 0.8 million

The rankings below are the 6 private-sector companies providing the most jobs worldwide, which do not include government-owned corporations.

The 6 Companies With the Most Employees in the World, 2013
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart  United States 2,200,000
2 Sinopec  China 1,021,979
3 Hon Hai Precision Industry  Taiwan 961,000
4 G4S  United Kingdom 620,000
5 United States Postal Service  United States 601,601
6 Tesco  United Kingdom 597,784

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Which is the world's biggest employer?". Ruth Alexander (BBC News). 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Employment: Defending jobs - The Economist". 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 

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