Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)

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Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Venezuela26.1725.3724.5823.7922.9922.221.5422.5222.0221.5421.0720.6220.18

Definition of Infant mortality rate: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

GDP - per capita (PPP) (US$)

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Country1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Venezuela8,0006,2006,1005,5004,8005,8006,4007,20012,80013,50013,00012,70012,700

Definition of GDP - per capita (PPP): This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year.

Population below poverty line (%)

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Country1997199820052011
Venezuela674737.927.4

Definition of Population below poverty line: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.

Unemployment rate (%)

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Country1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Venezuela181414.1171817.112.28.98.57.47.912.18.2

Definition of Unemployment rate: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011