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Philippines

Facts and stats about Philippines

105.72 million

Population. Ranked 12th in 2013.

$2,587.02

GDP per capita. Ranked 120th in 2012.

Largest city Quezon City - 2,173,831
Capital city Manila - 1,654,761
Major language Filipino, English (both official)
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit Philippine peso
Alternative names Republika ng Pilipinas, Philippines, the philippines, Pilipinas, Republic of the Philippines
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Densely populated countries, East Asia and Pacific, Emerging markets, Former Spanish colonies, Hot countries, Island countries, World

Interesting observations about Philippines

Philippines ranked #4 for population amongst Christian countries in 2013.
Philippines ranked second for coastline amongst Hot countries in 2014.
Philippines ranked first for birth rate amongst Emerging markets in 2013.
Philippines ranked first for farm workers amongst Catholic countries in 2008.
Philippines ranked first for seventh-day adventist membership amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2004.
Philippines has ranked last for railways > goods transported > million ton-km since 1983.
Philippines has ranked last for railways > railways, goods transported > million ton-km per 1000 since 1980.
Philippines ranked second for airports amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
Philippines has ranked last for railways > rail lines > total route-km per million since 1990.
Philippines ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.

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In response to 'Lalaine' - a study of the Philippines labor force shows that the working-age population grew by 2.7% in the 1980s while the labor force (people in that age group who were actually employed) grew by 4%. Still, unemployment, which had averaged about 4.5% during the 1970s, increased drastically following the economic crises of the early 1980s, peaking in early 1989 at 11.4%. The International Labor Organization reports unemployment was 8.7% in 1997, 10.1% in 1998, 9.8% in 1999 and 11.2% in 2000.

As underemployment also increased, about 20% of male household heads and 35% of female household heads reported, in 1980-85, being unable to find more than 40 days of work a quarter. In 1997, a little over 11% of the people reported being underemployed; by 1998, this number was just under 12%. Overall, urban areas fared worse than rural areas.

Given this scenario, migration increased.

Today, the Philippines has a labor force that is among the world's largest. Its unemployment rate, according to the latest reports (for 2002), is at 10.2%

Posted on 09 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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In response to \'Lalaine\' - a study of the Philippines labor force shows that the working-age population grew by 2.7% in the 1980s while the labor force (people in that age group who were actually employed) grew by 4%. Still, unemployment, which had averaged about 4.5% during the 1970s, increased drastically following the economic crises of the early 1980s, peaking in early 1989 at 11.4%. The International Labor Organization reports unemployment was 8.7% in 1997, 10.1% in 1998, 9.8% in 1999 and 11.2% in 2000.

As underemployment also increased, about 20% of male household heads and 35% of female household heads reported, in 1980-85, being unable to find more than 40 days of work a quarter. In 1997, a little over 11% of the people reported being underemployed; by 1998, this number was just under 12%. Overall, urban areas fared worse than rural areas.

Given this scenario, migration increased.

Today, the Philippines has a labor force that is among the world\'s largest.

Posted on 09 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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In response to 'PJ' - according to the Philippines National Demographic Health Survey in 1998, about 21% of Filipina women have given birth or are pregnant by age 19. For more, see my earlier resonse to Abiegaiel, above.

Posted on 09 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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Hi Carlaine, the Philippines budget for 2005 is yet to be accepted by the House of Representatives. See: http://www.congress.gov.ph/index.php.

Posted on 11 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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Hi Evah, more than 54% of all Filipina women are employed, of who about 12% are industrial workers, 27% agrcilture laborers, and 61% service workers. Women make up 66% of all technical and professional employees in the Philippines. There's no readily available data on annulment of marriages in the Philippines, but you could try making enquiries through www.isiswomen.org.

Posted on 05 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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For Absycle -- There were 169 kidney transplant operations in the Philippines in 2000. For more on kidney transplants in the country see: http://www.worldkidneyfund.org/philippines.htm.

Posted on 05 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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Lingua franco should read lingua franca.
The Mall in Washington DC is not 1.4 times larger than the Vatican City; it is 1.4 times AS large. 1.4 times larger means 2.4 times the size!

Posted on 02 Dec 2004

Chris

Chris

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