Population increases in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 25
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
The permanent population has increased by 401,800 people (1.3 percent) since early 2016 and amounted to over 31.977 million people in Uzbekistan, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said in a report.
Some 50.6 percent of the total population accounts for towns, while 49.4 percent – for the countryside, the report said.
According to the report, some 532,400 children were born in Uzbekistan in January - September 2016. The birth rate is 22.4 per 1,000 people in 2016 compared to 22.8 per 1,000 people in 2015.
According to the report, some 108,900 deaths have been registered since early 2016. The mortality rate is 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Some 106,500 migrants arrived in Uzbekistan, while 128,200 people left the country in January - September 2016, the report said.
According to the report, the balance of migration is minus 21,700 people compared to minus 23,100 people in 2015.
The number of people engaged to work in the economy reached almost 13.3 million people in Uzbekistan in January - September, which is 1.8 percent more than in the same period of 2015, the report said.
According to the report, the employment rate of the economically active population is 94.9 percent, while the unemployment rate - 5.1 percent (5.2 percent as of early 2016).