Click to enlarge.The employment-population ratio is a measure of labor market strength; it is calculated by dividing the number of employed workers in an area by the total civilian non-institutionalized population aged 16 and over in that region. This is often used alongside the unemployment rate in determining the strength of the labor market.

  • All four Kansas counties shown, have higher employment-population ratios than the United States average for much of this period. Sedgwick County’s employment-population ratio dropped 7.9 percentage points from 2008 to 2010, and since 2010 has dropped an additional 0.5 percentage points.

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