beneficiaries-to-unemployed ratio


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There is a ratio that is widely used for a specific purpose. It is referred to as the B/U ratio. But how do you write it out in words? None of the papers I am studying has done it consistently.

B/U ratio = (Number of claimants who received benefits) / (Number of unemployed workers)

A widely used term for the numerator is "beneficiaries" - those who have received benefits.

So in my sentence below, what is the correct wording?

... researchers have used the beneficiaries-to-unemployed ratio to do something ... Then I explain that the B/U ratio is the percentage of unemployed workers who have received benefits.
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