Reader Bran who lives in Spain sent some interesting charts of population, expected population growth, the world’s largest cites, and what people do for a living. I don’t have links for the charts, but most show the origin.

Seven Billion People


  • 4.30 Billion Work
  • 1.90 Billion too Young to Work
  • 0.43 Billion Unemployed
  • 0.58 Billion 65 or Older

Total about 7.2 Billion people

Cities With Projected 2030 Population of 10+ Million

Top 10 Mega-Cities by Population

Anyone have any concerns over these numbers in regards to jobs, food, housing, cost of education,  healthcare costs, or retirement?

Mike “Mish” Shedlock