An Overview of the Employment-Population Ratio

Source: Sarah A. Donovan, Congressional Research Service, CRS Report, R44055, May 27, 2015

….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….