Lebanon’s population hits 4.8 million, with 20% non-Lebanese

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 24-Dec-2019

Lebanon’s first integrated labour force study and largest family living conditions survey in almost three decades has revealed an estimated country population of 4.8 million people, with foreigners comprising 20 percent of the total population.

The detailed review also showed the crisis-hit country’s unemployment rate to be running at 11.4 percent, and the average size of Lebanese families to have decreased.

However, Dr. Maral Tutelian Guidanian, general director of Lebanon’s Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) which gathered the data between April 2018 and March 2019, said: “The survey did not include refugee camps, neighbouring communities, military barracks and non-residential units in general.”