An Overview of the Employment-Population Ratio
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Donovan, Sarah A.
[Excerpt] This report provides an overview of the employment-population ratio. It opens with a discussion of its value as a labor market indicator, noting its key features and limitations. This is followed by an examination of long-term and recent trends. The contribution of demographic and economic factors to recent patterns is explored at the close of the report.
employment-population ratio; labor market indicators; labor force participation; unemployment