How Well Have Rural and Small Metropolitan Labor Markets Absorbed Welfare Recipients?. Population Growth

04/01/2001

Growth in population shifts the labor supply curve outward, while a decline in population shifts the labor supply curve inward. Nationally, the number of individuals age 16 and over has been increasing about 1 percent annually, from 198 million in 1993, to 204 million in 1996, and to 208 million in 1998.