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 ...
Pillars of Growth in Albania: A Photo Essay
The World Bank - 5/21/2015 11:29:36 PM
Albania made large economic strides over the last two decades that enabled the country to grow in a sustainable and inclusive way. A rapid pace of growth helped ... the Roma population – remain key areas of engagement for the World Bank Group.
Middleweight cities to animate global growth
Financial Times - 5/21/2015 5:31:41 PM
Yet over the next decade, each of these cities will contribute more to global economic growth than Madrid, Milan or Zurich. While China’s move to cut interest rates ... at the country rather than the city level. Since the 1980s, the population of cities ...
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend see population growth
The Tampa Tribune - 5/21/2015 8:37:48 PM
Indiana's population overall grew by 1.6 percent from 2010 to 2014, reaching nearly 6.6 million people. Indiana ranked 32nd nationwide in growth, a rate faster than neighboring states. Kentucky grew by 1.5 percent, Ohio by 0.5 percent and Michigan and ...
Utah population growing quickly, says US census
KSL - 5/21/2015 4:55:54 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's population growth rate is one of the highest in the nation ... says most of the new Utah residents are not from out-of-state or out-of-country. Economist Pamela Perlich says the growth has been moderate by Utah standards.
Jordan's king reassures investors, sees economic growth rising
Arabian Business - 5/21/2015 3:51:28 PM
Jordan's King Abdullah II has sought to reassure investors that his country has a stable economy and is a safe place to put their capital, ahead of the World Economic Forum ... "We have had growth of over 3 percent the past couple of years and we are ...
The world’s biggest economies had a bad May (except Japan)
FORTUNE - 5/21/2015 11:55:15 AM
China’s manufacturing output fell at its fastest rate in over a year in May ... news agency Xinhua as saying he’s still confident the country will hit its official target of 7% growth this year, despite ongoing problems with a deflating housing ...
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.
Global inequality is at a 30-year high, and it's hurting growth
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/21/2015 1:35:28 PM
A new study shows the wealth gap among countries ... world has widened to the highest level in 30 years. The report, by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, found that the richest 10 percent of the population in 20 ...
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 ...
Baloney Meter: is economic growth under Harper worst since 1930s?
plant.ca - 5/21/2015 2:11:15 PM
A nation’s economic growth is usually measured by way of gross domestic product, the total value of all the goods produced and services provided in a country during ... and growth rates were also driven by post-war population booms.
Chamber report: Aiken’s zero growth no longer seems likely
Aiken Standard - 5/21/2015 4:05:47 PM
A zero, or negative, growth in population is unlikely ... The report found that labor force participation rates continued to fall in South Carolina in 2014, along with the rest of the country. However, the size of the labor force grew in the nation ...
Zimbabwe Uses The Most Condoms In The World, Reduces HIV Infections
International Business Times - 5/21/2015 3:22:50 PM
Zimbabwe’s condom usage now tops that of any other country ... United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “We are the highest consumers of condoms in the world currently, that is why we have realized a reduction in HIV infection rates,” Amon Mpofu ...
Don Cayo: Rising income inequality feeds itself and stunts economic growth
The Vancouver Sun - 5/21/2015 10:32:20 PM
is estimated to have knocked 4.7 percentage points off cumulative growth between 1990 and 2010, on average across OECD countries.” A key driver, it says, is the growing gap between the bottom 40 per cent and the rest of the population. What happens is ...