Defining and Measuring the Unemployment Rate


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If the unemployment rate rose from 5% to 7%, but more people were employed, what LIKELY occurred?

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1. In December 2016, 155,000 of Mainfield's adult residents were employed while 27,000 were unemployed. What was Mainfield's unemployment rate in December?

2. The Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes an individual as unemployed if they are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use your knowledge of the unemployment rate to answer economic-related questions in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on topics, such as the labor force and the labor force participation rate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can be used to check your understanding of:

  • Calculating the unemployment rate
  • How to measure the unemployment rate
  • Employed and unemployed workers as a whole
  • Characteristics of discouraged workers
  • What's considered unemployed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help students practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve economic problems regarding the unemployment rate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the unemployment rate
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept on unemployment

Additional Learning

If you are interested in reviewing more topics regarding the unemployment rate, check out the engaging lesson on Calculating the Unemployment Rate. This lesson will help you:

  • Calculate the unemployment rate
  • Learn when people are counted as unemployed
  • Solve the labor force participation rate