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JOB VACANCY RATE: A simple little ratio of the number of job vacancies in our economy to the sum of employment and job vacancies. In essence, this measures the fraction of jobs in the economy that are open, but haven't been filled. To be included as an officially vacant job, employers must be actively searching to fill it with a warm body, by advertising in the paper, contacting employment offices, etc. Like the more common unemployment rate, the job vacancy rate is a useful indicator of the business cycle. When the economy is booming, the job vacancy rate is likely to be relatively high. A low rate signals a recession.

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QUANTITY: In a market, the amount of a good that is bought, sold, or traded among buyers and sellers. In a standard market diagram, quantity is displayed on the horizontal axis.

     See also | market | good | horizontal axis | demand | supply | quantity demanded | quantity supplied | demand price | supply price | equilibrium quantity | equilibrium price | shortage | surplus | market adjustment |


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DECREASING-COST INDUSTRY

A perfectly competitive industry with a negatively-sloped long-run industry supply curve that results because expansion of the industry causes lower production cost and resource prices. A decreasing-cost industry occurs because the entry of new firms, prompted by an increase in demand, causes the long-run average cost curve of each firm to shift downward, which decreases the minimum efficient scale of production.

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