Employment rate

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Employment rate

The percentage of the labor force that is employed. The employment rate is one of the economic indicators that economists examine to help understand the state of the economy. See also: Unemployment rate.
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Employment Rate

The number of persons who have jobs, expressed as a percentage of the total workforce. The employment rate is not used as commonly as the unemployment rate but it is still an important indicator of the state of the wider economy. It is a lagging indicator; that is, following a recession, the employment rate tends not to grow to any significant extent until the remainder of the economy has recovered. This is because of the high risk and expense of creating jobs.
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The highest employment rates for the native-born population were recorded in Sweden (87%), Germany and the Netherlands (82%), Estonia (81%) and Denmark (80%).
A central question for analyzing the impact of rising labor force activity of women is whether the addition of millions of female workers to the labor market reduced male employment rates. Standard macroeconomic models imply that such crowding out is large.
Also Bangladesh has left Pakistan behind in the area of women employment rate. The ILO reports female employment rates 32.2% and 25.1% for Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively.
Research commissioned by the charity shows that if men and women had the same employment rates, working hours and productivity it could result in an additional PS13.6bn for the Welsh economy by 2028.
Over the past 20 years, participation and employment rates have declined at a higher rate in the United States than they have in any other OCED country, particularly for "prime-age" individuals (25-54 years old).
For most member states, the employment rates of mobile EU citizens are higher than those of their co-nationals who live in their country of citizenship and higher than the EU average employment rate (72.1%).
The highest employment rates last year were registered in Sweden (81.8 percent), Germany (79.2 per cent), Estonia (78,7 per cent), the Czech Republic (78.5 per cent), the UK (78.2 per cent), the Netherlands (78 per cent), Denmark (76.9 percent), Lithuania (76 per cent) and Austria (75.4 per cent).
The report notes that the employment rates among women are climbing up.
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The latter was also the biggest gap in employment rates against 64.7 per cent for men, a 27.2 per cent gap.

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