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
Eliminating mass poverty, unemployment in developing countries (I)
The Nation - 1/29/2015 5:18:22 AM
Amazingly, on reading and reflecting on the lecture, it confirmed my general impression that very little has really changed by way of our really tackling the problems of mass poverty and unemployment in our country ... A high population growth rate ...
Oxfam insists wealthy countries help Ebola-ridden areas
Vaccine News Daily - 1/30/2015 2:28:22 PM
The world cannot walk away now that ... In Liberia, more women are losing their jobs than men. Poverty rates in Ebola-afflicted countries were already as high as in Sierra Leone, with 56 percent of the population living under the poverty line, while ...
Has Horn of Plenty begun to run dry? Wheat, chicken and rice slowing in growth
Catholic Online - 1/29/2015 11:55:03 PM
Such countries lack an agricultural infrastructure and are bound ... vegetables and soybeans is already beginning to run out of momentum. The world population in the meantime continues apace. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Current research has found ...
Israel & China Economic Ties: Growth & Potential
blogs.timesofisrael.com - 1/29/2015 4:52:43 PM
The stage is set for even greater growth in the coming years. One additional factor fueling this great leap: China is facing a myriad of challenges well-suited to industries in which Israel is a world leader. So, for example, with its huge population ...
South Africa is the most miserable country in Africa
businesstech.co.za - 1/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
A new report by the Cato Institute puts South Africa among the most miserable countries in the world. Cato is a public policy ... Unemployment levels, interest rates, consumer prices and economic growth. “Every country aims to lower inflation ...
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.
Annual abortion rate in Pakistan doubled in 10 years
Dawn - 1/29/2015 9:43:13 AM
Speaking to participants, National Health Services Minister Saira Afzal Tarar said population growth rate is a basic problem ... Population Council Country Director Dr. Zeba A. Sathar said a number of couples who want to use contraceptives do not ...
Plant Growth Regulators Market Estimated To Reach Revenue of $1.8 Billion By 2020, On the Back of High Demand to Improve Yield Of Food Crops
Yahoo Finance - 1/29/2015 7:27:12 AM
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141106/712194) The growth in PGR market is projected due to the robust demand to increase the yield of food crops to feed the ever-growing world population ... Developing countries such as China, India and ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or below ...
German jobless rate drops to lowest since reunification
Yahoo News - 1/29/2015 3:33:58 PM
Berlin (AFP) - German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country reunited in 1990 ... The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- slipped to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent ...
German jobless rate drops to lowest since fall of Berlin Wall: Data
Economic Times - 1/29/2015 11:23:26 AM
BERLIN: German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country was reunited in ... The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- slipped to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent for ...
Bank of Mexico Leaves Rates Flat
Wall Street Journal - 1/30/2015 1:13:48 AM
MEXICO CITY—The Bank of Mexico left interest rates unchanged at record-low levels on Thursday, saying that while it expects inflation to reach its target by midyear, it still sees significant risks to the outlook for economic growth. The central bank, ...
You say the U.S. government is broken? So name a country that is doing it better?
Redding Record Searchlight - 1/29/2015 7:08:43 PM
The U.S. is doing better than the world’s other advanced economies, better than the G-20 countries and better than Europe. Some countries do better in some areas – lower unemployment or higher productivity growth ... the world’s population, far ...
Philippines confident of faster growth
Arab News - 1/29/2015 6:32:56 PM
MANILA: Philippine officials voiced confidence the country had escaped a “boom ... The full-year economic growth rate of 6.1 percent exceeded forecasts of 6.0 percent by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, but fell short of the government ...