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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
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Interesting observations about Philippines

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In response to 'Lalaine' - a <a href=http://countrystudies.us/philippines/73.htm>study</a> 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 <a href=http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/bangkok/download/yr2001/labmarket/actlabta5.pdf>International Labor Organization reports</a> unemployment was 8.7% in 1997, 10.1% in 1998, 9.8% in 1999 and 11.2% in 2000. <p>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.<p>Given this scenario, migration increased.<p>Today, the Philippines has a <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/country/rp/Labor>labor force</a> that is among the world's largest. Its <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lab_une_rat&int=-1>unemployment rate</a>, 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 <a href=http://countrystudies.us/philippines/73.htm>study</a> 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 <a href=http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/bangkok/download/yr2001/labmarket/actlabta5.pdf>International Labor Organization reports</a> unemployment was 8.7% in 1997, 10.1% in 1998, 9.8% in 1999 and 11.2% in 2000. <p>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.<p>Given this scenario, migration increased.<p>Today, the Philippines has a <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/country/rp/Labor>labor force</a> 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 <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/country/rp/Labor>Filipina women are employed</a>, of who about 12% are <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lab_ind_wor_fem>industrial workers</a>, 27% <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lab_agr_wor_fem>agrcilture laborers</a>, and 61% <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lab_ser_wor_fem>service workers</a>. Women make up 66% of all <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/lab_fem_pro>technical and professional employees</a> 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 <a href=http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_tra_kid>kidney transplant</a> 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