List of largest employers

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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  People's Republic of China
Walmart 2.1 million  United States
McDonald's 1.9 million  United States
National Health Service (NHS) 1.7 million  United Kingdom
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.0 million  People's Republic of China
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million  People's Republic of 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 from the 2011 Fortune Global 500 and do not include non-corporate public employers:

This is the list of the top 10 corporate employers in the world as published on 9 July 2012. It is based on the companies' fiscal year ended on or before 31 March 2012.

World's largest private employers, 2011[3]
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart  United States 2,200,000
2 China National Petroleum Corporation  China 1,668,072
3 State Grid Corporation of China  China 1,583,000
4 Sinopec  China 1,021,979
5 Hon Hai Precision Industry  Taiwan 961,000
6 D Group  China 889,307
7 ISS A/S  Denmark 533,544
8 China Telecommunications  China 491,447
9 Aviation Industry Corp. of China  China 480,147

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. 
  3. ^ "Top companies: Biggest employers". Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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