Comparing changes in Labor Force participation rates in Europe and the US

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Euro Stat provides detailed data on both employment and the number of working age people.  Similar numbers are available from the US Bureau of Labor statistics.  Since the beginning of 2009, the labor force participation rate in the US has fallen by 3 percent.  

Euro Stat Employment-Unemployment Database
Euro Stat Employment statistics explained
Euro area unemployment rate at 11.1% June
Employment down by 0.2% in the euro area and stable in the EU27 June 



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