Yemen Basic Facts

 
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Population mid-1999.............. .........................16,942,230
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 270
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 4.4
Unemployment....................................................................30%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.0
Labor force (%) ....... 4.1

Total Area...................................................................203,850 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......19

Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 35
Life expectancy at birth (years)....................................................54
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................96
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................29
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................39
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................58