List of largest employers

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Largest public and private employers in the world[edit]

Non-corporate employers are included in these lists:

Employees
Employer 2015[1] 2010[2] Headquarters
United States Department of Defense 3.2 million 3.2 million United States
People's Liberation Army 2.3 million 2.3 million China
Walmart 2.1 million 2.1 million United States
McDonald's [note 1] 1.9 million 1.7 million United States
National Health Service 1.7 million 1.4 million United Kingdom
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.6 million 1.7 million China
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million 1.6 million China
Indian Railways 1.4 million 1.4 million India
Indian Armed Forces 1.3 million [note 2] India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.2 million 0.8 million Taiwan

Largest private employers[edit]

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

The six companies with the most employees in the world, 2013
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart  United States 2,200,000
2 Hon Hai Precision Industry  Taiwan 1,090,000
3 Sinopec  China 1,021,979
4 G4S  United Kingdom 620,000
5 United States Postal Service  United States 601,601
6 Tesco  United Kingdom 597,784

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ including franchise employees
  2. ^ not listed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Biggest Employers". Forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Employment: Defending jobs - The Economist". 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 

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