Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia bordered by India, Bangladesh, China and Thailand. It was long considered a pariah state while under the rule of an oppressive military junta from 1962 to 2011. However, even though its more recent government is led by veteran opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, it is still struggling with its global reputation on account of the country’s oppression of half a million Muslim Rohingyas who have been driven to neighbor Bangladesh. 

The Himalayan mountain range extends to mountain chains such as the Rakhine Yoma within Myanmar. The mountain chains divide Myanmar’s river systems, which include the Irrawaddy, Myanmar’s longest river. Much of the country lies within the monsoon region of south asia, receiving approximately 98.4 inches of rainfall annually. Its largest cities are Yangon and Mandalay.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 48.9%
Industry 16.9%
Services 34.2%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 12.2%
Basic 36.0%
Intermediate 14.5%
Advanced 13.6%
Level Not Stated 23.8%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 6.7%
Basic 38.8%
Intermediate 13.8%
Advanced 13.4%
Level Not Stated 27.4%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 11.8%
Basic 36.1%
Intermediate 14.5%
Advanced 13.8%
Level Not Stated 23.9%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 13.4%
Basic 35.4%
Intermediate 14.6%
Advanced 13.7%
Level Not Stated 23.0%

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