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In 2018, the proportion of families whose income falls below the poverty threshold (poverty incidence among families) in the region was estimated at 17.2 percent. This is significantly lower by 14.8 percentage points from the recorded poverty incidence in 2015 at 32.0 percent. The 2018 poverty incidence of 17.2 percent translates to around 193 thousand poor families in the region.
Of the 3.369 million persons 15 years old and over, 62.4 percent were in the labor force
The January 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) revealed that the total population 15 years old and over in Region X reached to 3.369 million, an increase of 2.06 percent from 3.301 million a year ago.
INVENTORY OF LIVESTOCK
The total swine inventory as of July 1, 2019, in Region 10 raised at 997,870 heads. It slightly raised by 1.13 percent from the previous year’s level of 986,704 heads. In July 1, 2019, about 59.80 percent or 596,707 heads were raised in backyard farms while the remaining 40.20 percent or 401,163 heads were grown in commercial farms.
Quantity of domestic trade in Region X accelerates to 1.59 million tons
During the first quarter of 2019, the region’s total quantity of domestic trade totaled to1.59 million tons, an increase of 100.9 percent from the 7.9 thousand tons recorded in the same period of the previous year (Figure 1).