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In 2004, the number of people aged 16 years orolder in the United States was approximately223357000. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at that time 66% of the populationaged 16 and older was employed, and women made up about 46.4% of this category.Approximately how many women aged 16 and older were employed in 2004?
calculate ['kælkjuleit] v. 计算，估计，核算，计划，认为
population [.pɔpju'leiʃən] n. 人口 ，(全体)居民，人数
approximately [ə'prɔksimitli] adv. 近似地，大约
category ['kætigəri] n. 种类，类别
Choice A is correct. The number of people aged 16and older who were employed in the United States in2004 can be found by calculating 66% of223357000.
66% of 223357000 can be found as follows:
Hence 147415620 people aged 16 or older were employed in the United States in 2004.
Of this number, 46.4% were women. To calculate the number of women in this age group whowere employed, find 46.4% of 147415620:
Therefore, approximately 68400000 women aged 16 and older were employed in the UnitedStates in 2004.