List of largest employers

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The largest employers in the world include companies, militaries, and governments.

Largest employers[edit]

Public companies and institutions are included in this list. The information and comparison is according to Forbes (2015)[1] and The Economist (2011)[2]:

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 n.a.  India
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) 1.2 million 0.8 million  Taiwan
China Post Group n.a. 0.8 million  China

Largest private and semiprivate employers[edit]

The rankings below are the ten private-sector companies providing the most jobs worldwide, according to list published in 2019 by Fortune magazine.[3]

Private and semipublic companies with the most employees in the world
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 Walmart  United States 2,200,000
2 China National Petroleum  China 1,382,401
3 China Post Group  China 935,191
4 State Grid  China 917,717
5 Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn)  Taiwan 667,680
6 Volkswagen  Germany 664,496
7 Amazon  United States 647,500
8 Sinopec Group  China 619,151
9 Compass Group  United Kingdom 595,841
10 United States Postal Service  United States 565,802

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ including franchise employees

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The World's Biggest Employers". Forbes. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Employment: Defending jobs". The Economist. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  3. ^ "Global 500". Fortune.

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