By Laman Ismayilova
The permanent population increased by 545,800 people (1.7 percent) as of December 31, 2016 and amounted to 32,121,100 people in Uzbekistan compared to 2015, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee reported.
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 726,800 children were born in Uzbekistan in 2016. Some 154,500 deaths were registered during the reporting period.
Some 141,700 migrants arrived in Uzbekistan, while 168,300 people left the country in 2016, the report said.
The number of people engaged to work in the economy reached 13.298 million people in Uzbekistan in 2016, which is 1.8 percent more than in 2015, the report said.
The report reads the employment rate of the economically active population is 94.8 percent, while the unemployment rate - 5.2 percent.
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