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The BBC includes non-corporate employers in its list.
|The world's largest employers, 2012|
|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 (including franchises)||United States|
|National Health Service||1.7 million||United Kingdom|
|China National Petroleum Corporation||1.6 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 employers, 2010|
|United States Department of Defense||3.2 million|
|People's Liberation Army||2.3 million (2008 data)|
|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 Fortune Global 500 and do not include non-corporate public employers.
This is the list of 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.
|Rank||Company||Country||2011 Number of Employees|
|2||China National Petroleum Corporation||China||1,668,072|
|3||State Grid Corporation of China||China||1,583,000|
|5||Hon Hai Precision Industry||Taiwan||961,000|
|6||China Post Group||China||889,307|
|7||U.S. Postal Service||United States||601,601|
|10||Aviation Industry Corp. of China||China||480,147|