**percentage ***noun *

__ ADJ. __** high, large ***The area has a high percentage of unemployed men. ***| low, small **

__ VERB + PERCENTAGE __** calculate | express sth as ***This figure can be expressed as a percentage of the total. *

__ PERCENTAGE + NOUN __** point ***Unemployment has fallen by two percentage points this month. ***| rate ***Insurance contributions are paid at a fixed percentage rate on all earnings. ***| figure | increase, rise ***the percentage rise in the average salary ***| decline, fall, reduction | share **

__ PREP. __** ~ of ***What percentage of women own a car? *

__ PHRASES __** in percentage terms ***The numbers are relatively low in percentage terms. ***| on a percentage basis ***The artist's agent receives commission on a percentage basis. *