Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
Blockades and war have strangled the Gaza Strip’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest ... offer jobs leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the West ...
Gaza economy 'on verge of collapse', with world's highest unemployment
theguardian.com - 5/22/2015 9:16:35 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ... “In Gaza, the poverty rate reached 39% and with poverty in the West ...
India has more illiterates than anywhere in the world—partly because of a preference for sons
Quartz - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
India is home to the world’s largest population of illiterates. And part of the blame, according to a new study, may lie in the country’s preference for ... to have a son takes a beating on the growth of the girls. As is the case with any working ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
Gaza’s unemployment rate is the highest in the world, says World Bank
The Indian Express - 5/22/2015 9:52:22 AM
The World Bank on Friday released a report stating that Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," saying the unemployment rate there ... a large population in despair particularly the youth,” Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ...
U.S., developed countries losing out as economic inequality rises, report finds
Washington Times - 5/22/2015 9:38:03 AM
Growing economic inequality is becoming a major problem for the world’s developed ... the social fabric of their countries and hurting their long-term economic growth.” The income of the richest 10 percent of the population in OECD countries is now ...
“The world is becoming more religious, not less…”
Patheos - 5/22/2015 4:30:15 AM
Asia is also experiencing growth as world Christianity’s center has moved not only South, but also East. In the last century, Christianity grew at twice the rate of population in that continent. Asia’s Christian population of 350 million is projected ...
World Bank Updated Forecast Predicts 2016-17 Kazakh Economic Growth Recovery
astanatimes.com - 5/22/2015 3:35:58 PM
However, the next year could see some recovery with a growth of 2.8 percent, while in 2017 the economy could expand at a more solid rate ... of the population has escaped poverty, and “further poverty reduction is expected” according to the World ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...
World Bank: Gaza Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
Gaza's economy is on the “verge of collapse,” a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there ... jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth,” Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ...
The mega-travel tours of Chinese direct marketers stun world, draw pride and critique at home
FOX News - 5/22/2015 7:57:50 AM
The tours are at the intersection of several trends in a country with a predilection ... with an average annual growth rate of 30 percent. China's direct sales market is likely the world's third or fourth biggest behind the United States, Japan and ...
World Bank: Gaza facing ‘dangerous fiscal crisis’
The Times of Israel - 5/22/2015 8:47:57 AM
The Gaza Strip has the world ... in economic growth” and “avoid a dangerous fiscal crisis.” The report said unemployment in Gaza increased in 2014 “to reach 44 percent — probably the highest in the world,” with the poverty rate in the ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth ... to a World Health Report 2001 issued recently by WHO. Despite the decline, fertility rates are still high in some Gulf countries.