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EMPLOYMENT RATE: The ratio of employed persons to the total civilian noninstitutionalized population 16 years old or older. Also termed the employment-population ratio, the employment rate is used as an alternative indicator of the utilization of labor resources.

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FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK: This was originally the federal government entity responsible for chartering and regulating savings and loan associations. However, it has evolved into a group of 12 privately owned, government regulated banks that promote community develop and home ownership by providing funds to lending agencies (that is, banks) that are used for home mortgage loans.

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INCREASING RETURNS TO SCALE

A given proportional change in all resources in the long run results in a proportional greater change in production. Increasing returns to scale exists if a firm increases ALL resources--labor, capital, and other inputs--by a given proportion (say 10 percent) and output increases by more than this proportion (that is more than 10 percent). This is one of three returns to scale. The other two are decreasing returns to scale and constant returns to scale.

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There were no banks in colonial America before the U.S. Revolutionary War. Anyone seeking a loan did so from another individual.
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