activity rate

activity rate

or

participation rate

the proportion of a country's total POPULATION that makes up the country's LABOUR FORCE. For example, the UK's total population in 2004 was 59 million and its labour force numbered 29 million, giving an overall activity rate of 49%. Similar activity rate calculations can be done for subsets of the population such as men, women, ethnic groups, etc.

The activity rate is influenced by social customs and government policies affecting, for example, the school-leaving age and the proportion of young people remaining in further and higher education beyond that age; the ‘official’ retirement age and the proportion of older people retiring early or working beyond the retirement age. Opportunities for PART-TIME WORK and job-sharing can also influence, in particular female, participation rates. In addition, government TAXATION policies can also affect activity rates insofar as high marginal tax rates may serve to deter some people from offering themselves for employment (see POVERTY TRAP). See LABOUR MARKET, DISGUISED ( CONCEALED) UNEMPLOYMENT.

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The Government of Pakistan has mentioned that labor force participation rate is predicted on the basis of Crude Activity Rate (CAR) and the Refined Activity Rate (RAR).
For consumers ages 45 to 59, the September activity rate fell 3.
LABOUR FORCE AND ACTIVITY RATES (1) Labour force Total working age population Total Employed Unemployed 2015 1 676 659 954 924 705991 248 933 2015/IV 1 677 593 949 525 715 758 233 767 2016/III 1 679 052 949 944 727 985 221 959 2016/IV 1 679 290 950 255 731 107 219 148 Activity rate Employment rate Unemployment rate 2015 57.
In Pakistan labour force participation rate is estimated on basis of Crude Activity Rate (CAR) and Refined Activity Rate (RAR).
This trend is in contrast to the general findings for the EU where in 2015 the proportion of people economically active (employed and unemployed) stood just below 70 per cent for non-EU citizens aged 20 to 64, while the activity rate was above 77 per cent for citizens of the reporting country, referred to as "nationals".
As both boxers measured up each other, their activity rate plunged from their first two encounters.
Their device is like a wristband that when worn, monitors several important details while exercising such as the person's heart rate, body temperature, blood oxygen level and physical activity rate.
They also set further targets to increase the physical activity rate.
Since 2008 TEA rates for this age group among the home nations were the highest in Wales however by 2013 Wales haddropped to join Northern Ireland with the lowest activity rate.
Meanwhile, the economic activity rate, the ratio of the total number of employed and unemployed to the number of working age population, increased from 35.
The activity rate for the second quarter 2013 is 50.