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18 April, 06:19

The labor force is comprised of those who are working for any number of hours (the employed) and those who are out of work but actively looking for a job (the unemployed). calculate the size of the labor force. the size of the adult population is 30,000. the number working is 17,700 and the number of unemployed actively looking for work is 1,600

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  1. 18 April, 06:49
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    The total labour force should be 17,700 plus the 1600 actively looking for work or 19,300 or 64.3% of the adult population. This is because the labour force is comprised of those who are employed plus those who are actively looking for work.
  2. 18 April, 06:59
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    We are given that the labor force is only:

    labor force = the number of employed or working + the number of unemployed actively looking for work

    Therefore,

    labor force = 17,700 + 1,600

    labor force = 19,300

    So we see that not all of the adult population is a member of the labor force.
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