The Top 10 Largest Global Employers List May Surprise You

Statista just released its new list of the top 10 global employers based on total number of employees, and the list has some surprising members.

Statista notes that many people likely assume that the world’s largest employers would all be found in countries with the largest populations, such as India and China. However, the Statista list reveals that neither country claims the top spot on the list.

Here’s a rundown of the full list of the world’s top employers.

10. Foxconn Technology Group: 1.2 million employees

The Taiwanese Foxconn, manufacturer of BlackBerry Ltd BBRY 3.27% smartphones, Apple Inc. AAPL 1.75% iPads and iPhones,, Inc. AMZN 1.88% Kindles, Sony Corp SNE 2.6% PlayStation 4s, Microsoft Corporation MSFT 1.97% Xbox Ones and Nintendo Co Ltd NTDOY 3.95% Wii Us, kicks off the list of top global employers with 1.2 million employees.

9. Indian Armed Forces: 1.3 million employees

This is India’s first appearance on this list. About 1.3 million of the company’s nearly 1.3 billion population work for India’s army.

8. Indian Railways: 1.4 million employees

Another major Indian institution, the state-owned Indian Railways, comes in at No. 8 on the list. The company’s 1.4 million employees work to maintain and operate service on more than 71,000 miles of rail tracks in India.

7. State Grid Corporation of China: 1.5 million employees

China finally cracks the top 10 with its state-owned electric utilities company, which brings electricity to many of the nation’s nearly 1.4 billion citizens.

6. China National Petroleum Corp: 1.6 million employees

China’s largest integrated oil and gas company, China National Petroleum Corp, continues…

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