List of largest employers

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

Largest employers[edit]

Companies and institutions are included in this list.

Employer Employees Year Country References[1]
United States Department of Defense 2.91 million 2015  United States [2]
People's Liberation Army 2.3 million 2015  China see initial
Walmart 2.2 million 2021  United States [3]
China Railway 2 million 2013  China see initial
Ministry of Defence of Russia 1.9 million 2017  Russia [4]
Ministry of Public Security  1.9 million 2016  China see initial
McDonald's  1.9 million 2015  United States see initial
UK National Health Service 1.7 million 2015  United Kingdom see initial
China National Petroleum Corporation 1.6 million 2015  China see initial
State Grid Corporation of China 1.5 million 2015  China see initial
Amazon 1.468 million 2021  United States see initial
Indian Armed Forces 1.445 million 2020  India see initial
National Health Service (England) 1.4 million 2020  United Kingdom see initial
Indian Railways 1.4 million 2021  India India's largest employer[5]
Foxconn 1.3 million 2021  Taiwan see initial
Korean People's Army 1.2 million 2011  North Korea [6]
Ministry of National Education of France 1.1 million 2020  France [7]

f = Including franchise employees.

Largest private and semiprivate employers[edit]

The rankings below are the six private-sector and semiprivate companies providing the most jobs worldwide, according to a list published in 2021 by Fortune magazine.[8] The Tata Group of companies, which collectively employ over 720,000 people,[9] is not listed by Fortune as a single enterprise.[8]

Private and semiprivate companies with the most employees in the world
Rank Employer Country Employees
1 China National Petroleum  China 1,242,245
2 State Grid  China 896,360
3 China Post Group  China 827,231
4 Tata Group  India 800,000
5 United States Postal Service  United States 569,987
6 Sinopec Group  China 553,833

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ graphic/ "The World's Biggest Employers" Check |url= value (help). Forbes. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ "About Department of Defense". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Top companies by full-time employees". Companies Market Cap. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Putin, in decree, says Russia's armed forces are 1.9 million-strong". CNBC. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Indian Railways Year Book 2019-20" (PDF).
  6. ^ "El Ejército de Corea del Norte, un monstruo de más de un millón de soldados". Todo Noticias. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  7. ^ "L'éducation nationale en chiffres 2020". Ministère de l'Education Nationale de la Jeunesse et des Sports (in French). Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  8. ^ a b "Global 500". Fortune.
  9. ^ "Tata Group Business Overview". Tata Group.

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