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Participation Rate

The number of persons in an economy who are willing to work, and are either working or looking for work as a percentage of the total labor force. The participation rate is one way to measure an economy's employment rate. See also: Discouraged worker.

participation rate

see ACTIVITY RATE.
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The study says the gap in employment participation rates between men and women is narrowing in developing and developed countries while it continues to widen in emerging countries.
Labor force participation rate of 15 to 19 age groups has declined from 35.
The participation rate for people ages 25 and over, which was 67.
Mosisa and Hippie (2006) focus on the long-term decline in the aggregate labor force participation rate in the United States.
When labour force participation rate by education status was investigated, it was seen that the higher education status of women, more women participate in labor force.
The labour force participation rate has slightly decreased from 32.
To evaluate the share of the decline in the participation rate that is structural, we adopt two preferential approaches.
Although the government shortened curfew hours during the elections to begin at 11 pm instead of 7 pm and end at 6 am, participation rates remained low in the Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid districts.
For example, for the group aged 15-65 the participation rate is 75 percent for university degree holders in Mexico and 59 for high school degree holders, while it is 72 and 37 percent, respectively, in Turkey.
The last time the labor participation rate dropped below 63 percent was 37 years ago, in March 1978 when it was 62.
However, one lingering concern is the lack of recovery in the labor force participation rate and the concomitant absence of a significant rise in the percentage of the working-age population that is employed.
Employers that do bundle may experience additional and surprising benefits to their plans, though, in the form of higher participation rates and improved satisfaction with their provider.