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A closer look at the decline in the labor force participation rate

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  • Maria E. Canon
  • Marianna Kudlyak
  • Peter Debbaut

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The labor force participation rate has fallen from over 67 percent in 2000 to almost 63 percent today. Among the reasons are the downward trends in the percentages of women and young people in the labor force.

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  • Maria E. Canon & Marianna Kudlyak & Peter Debbaut, 2013. "A closer look at the decline in the labor force participation rate," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue October.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2013:i:october:x:1
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    1. Kudlyak, Marianna, 2013. "A Cohort Model of Labor Force Participation," Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue 1Q, pages 25-43.
    2. Bullard, James B., 2014. "The rise and fall of labor force participation in the U.S," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April.
    3. Nucci, Francesco & Riggi, Marianna, 2018. "Labor force participation, wage rigidities, and inflation," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 274-292.
    4. Martin, Fernando M., 2014. "Monetary Policy and the Output Gap," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue 27.
    5. Bullard, James B., 2014. "The rise and fall of labor force participation in the United States," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, vol. 96(1), pages 1-12.
    6. Martin, Fernando M., 2014. "Projecting GDP Growth Using Trends in Labor Force Participation," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue 26.

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    Labor market ; Employment;

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