Labor Force

Total population, labor force and activity rates, area: 1999

Sex/AreaTotal Population 15 Yrs and older Labor Force Activity Rates
 NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent 
Both sexes 50,840 100 28,698 100 14,677 100 51.1
Urban 33,125 65.2 19,517 68 9,719 66.2 49.8
Rural 17,715 34.8 9,181 32 4,958 33.8 54
Males 26,026 100 14,595 100 9,679 100 66.3
Urban 16,846 64.7 9,906 67.9 6,396 66.1 64.6
Rural 9,180 35.3 4,689 32.1 3,283 33.9 70
Females 24,814 100 14,103 100 4,998 100 35.4
Urban 16,279 65.6 9,611 68.1 3,323 66.5 34.6
Rural 8,535 34.4 4,492 31.9 1,675 33.5 37.3

Note: Activity Rate is the ratio of the labor force to the total population 15+ years.
Source: 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

 

Growth of population and labor force: 1988 and 1999

SubjectBoth Sexes Males  Females  
 198819991988199919881999
Total population 43,380 50,840 22,181 26,026 21,199 24,814
Percent increase 1988-99 - 17.2 - 17.3 - 17.1
Annual growth rate 1988-99 - 1.5 - 1.6 - 1.5
Labor force 11,488 14,677 8,353 9,679 3,135 4,998
Percent increase 1988-99 - 27.8 - 15.9 - 59.4
Annual growth rate 1988-99 - 2.4 - 1.4 - 4.6
Crude activity rate 26.5 28.9 37.7 37.2 14.8 20.1

Note: Crude Activity Rate is the ratio of the labor force to the total population.
Source: 1988 and 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

 

Growth of population and labor force aged 15 years and over: 1988 and 1999

SubjectBoth Sexes Males Females 
 198819991988199919881999
Population 15+ years 21,244 28,698 10,819 14,595 10,425 14,103
Percent increase 1988-99 - 35.1 - 34.9 - 35.3
Labor force 15+ years 11,488 14,677 8,353 9,679 3,135 4,998
Percent increase 1988-99 - 27.8 - 15.9 - 59.4
Activity rate 54.1 51.1 77.2 66.3 30.1 35.4

Note: Activity Rate is the ratio of the labor force to the total population 15+ years. Source: 1988 and 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

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