Answer to Question #71053 in Macroeconomics for colister
In 2010 in the Japan, the adult population was about 46.5 million, the labor force
participation rate was 63.5 percent, and the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent. What
was the number of people employed and the number of people unemployed?
Labor force = Adult population* Labor force participation = 46.5 mln*63.5%=29.53 mln Unemployed people = Labor force*Unemployment rate = 29.53mln*5.8%=1.71 mln Employed people = Labor force- Unemployed people=29.53mln – 1.71mln = 27.82 mln The rest of adult population is inactive population, like staying at home mothers, disabled people etc.