How to get the # of employed in this economy?

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Data for an economy shows that the unemployment rate is 10%, the participation rate 80 percent, and 800 million people are in the labor force.How many people are employed in this economy? 720 million 

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Prashant S
School: Rice University

participation is employed + looking for work

employed is total-unemployed


.9*800 mil=720 mill

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