For years, Canada's economy got a boost as more women joined the labor force. Now, however, the labor-force participation rate hasn't changed much in about 10 years, and some experts wonder how the economy might be affected if more women choose to opt out. In Canada, the participation rate for women between the ages of 25 and 54 was 81.8% in April, down from 82.9% in December 2012, but is still above the 73.9% in the U.S.

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