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- One hundredth of a given value, used to measure the difference of two percentages.
2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
- The difference between 20 percent and 30 percent is 10 percentage points, not 10 percent.
unit of the difference of two percentages