Gallup released an infographic that describes what they have found should be important economic markers for leaders throughout the globe. One is the Payroll to population employment rate and the other is the thriving rate. Gallup's Payroll to Population rate is calculated as a percentage of the US adult population (18+) that is employed at least 30 hours per week (for one employer). The rate, or P2P for short, is not seasonally adjusted. Gallup defines the thriving rate by asking respondents how they rate their current and future lives on a 0 to 10 scale, based on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale,Gallup. Click to enlarge.