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GREAT DEPRESSION: A period of time from 1929 to 1941 in which the economy experienced high rates of unemployment (averaging well over 10%), low production, and limited investment. This period of stagnation prompted radical changes in the way government viewed it's role in the economy and lead to our modern study of macroeconomics.

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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 2: Looking Behind GDP Page: 11 of 25

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Economic production that involves market transactions is the foundation of GDP. This is area E. It is combined with area B to measure GDP.

A summary of measuring GDP:

  • Start with all market transactions of record.
  • Toss out past and future production in Slice A.
  • Add the estimated value of nonmarket 'in-kind' production in Slice B.
  • Don't include the value of nonmarket production in chunk C and the value of illegal production in chunk D.
  • Combine areas B and E for the final tabulation of GDP.

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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE

The proportion of the total noninstitutionalized civilian population 16 years of age and over that is in the civilian labor force. The labor force participation rate is essentially the ratio of the civilian labor force to the total noninstitutionalized civilian population 16 years of age and over. The data used to estimated the labor force participation rate is obtained along with other labor force data from the monthly Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor force participation rates are also commonly calculated using data derived from the Census of the Population.

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