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Worker Population Ratio

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The employment-to-population ratio is defined as the proportion of an economy’s working-age population that is employed. As an indicator, the employment-to-population ratio provides information on the ability of an economy to create jobs.

Worker population ratio is defined as the number of persons employed per thousand persons.
WPR= No. of employed persons x 1000
/Total population

Worker Population Ratio is an indicator used for analyzing the employment situation in the country. This is also useful in knowing the proportion of population that is actively contributing to the production of goods and services in the economy.


  1. NSSO (2005), Report No. 515, Employment unemployment situation in India (Part 1), 61st round (2004-2005).

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