Labor Force

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Labor Force

The portion of a population available for work. For example, if there are 10,000 people in a town including 2,000 children and 3,000 retirees and chronically ill persons, the labor force is the remaining 5,000. The labor force may or may not include unemployed persons who do not wish to work. The unemployment rate is determined by calculating the unemployed persons in the labor force, not the general population.
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The low aggregate work participation rate for Muslims are essentially due to much lower participation in economic activity by women in the community (GOI, 2006).
A State's annual work participation rate is based on the State's average monthly rate for the year.
Yet, although Japan has achieved an astonishingly high work participation rate among lone mothers, the continuing demand for the dependent children's allowance shows that participation in the workforce in itself does not increase mothers' incomes beyond the poverty line.
In this paper, an attempt is made to first examine the estimates of labour force participation and work participation rates, as given by the Census data for 1973 and 1981 ; and the corresponding rates for different years, given by the Labour Force Surveys, with special reference to the levels and trends of female activity rates.
In estimating the index of economic attainments for males and females, female-male ratio have been computed by taking the respective work participation rate unlike the use of Per Capita District Domestic Product (PCNDDP) in HDI, while for education index, literacy rate (7+ and above) and for health attainment infant survival rate has been used to capture the Gender Equality Index.
California moved its assistance for disabled parents and other work-exempt families out of the TANF program, removing these families from the federal work participation rate calculation.
Following a description of our empirical specification, we present and interpret our empirical estimates, discuss the fit of our empirical model, and use the model to decompose the contributions of different economic and policy variables to changes in welfare and work participation rates.
Move working families into the work participation rate (or keep them there) by providing assistance to support them as they leave welfare and make the fragile transition from welfare to work.
Differences in Welfare and Work Participation Rate Changes
Pennsylvania's work participation rate reached 32 percent in July and is on track to reach 50 percent for the federal fiscal year beginning Oct.
Combine those two accomplishments and it is clear that most states can allow a significant number of qualified recipients to go to college and still be confident they will meet the federal work participation rate requirement with room to spare.
As a condition of receiving federal funds, states are required to contribute a match of 75 percent of their 1994 funding levels for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, or 80 percent in any year the state fails to meet work participation rate requirements.