Employment rate

Definition:

The percentage of the labor force that is employed. The employment rate is one of the economic indicators that economists examine to help understand the state of the economy. See also: Unemployment rate.

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Shares of stock paid out to managers only if the company makes certain sales, earnings per share, or other similar criteria.

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