Philippines Basic Facts

 
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Population 1998 ...............................................79,345,812
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 1,200
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 88.4
Unemployment.....................................................................9.6%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.3
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1

Total Area...................................................................115,830 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 54
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 56
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 68
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................35
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................30
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................5