*Unadjusted data is used because adjusted data is not available for both data-sets
In the 25 to 54 year age-group, the population level of December 31, 1999, is subtracted from the current population level. Likewise, the employment level of December 31, 1999, is subtracted from the current employment level. This produces a January 1, 2000, zero level for the chart.
To find the employment deficit/delta, the employment growth for the period is subtracted from the population growth. This would be the required employment growth to restore the Employment to Population Ratio to end of year 1999 levels.
The seasonally adjusted employment to population ratio (Employment Rate) was 81.48% in December 1999.