What is Unemployment? - Definition, Causes & Effects


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What is the government definition of 'work force'?

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1. Which is NOT part of the official unemployment definition?

2. Which of the following people would NOT be counted as unemployed in the official government statistics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination seeks to test your comprehension of unemployment by asking questions about its effects and pertinent terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to answer questions about the following as they relate to unemployment:

  • Definition
  • Impact
  • Data collection
  • Official government unemployment statistics
  • Work force

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to put these study skills to the test as you take the quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about official government statistics in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as work force and unemployment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding data collection methods

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Causes & Effects of Unemployment by reviewing the accompanying lesson, which will answer the following objectives about unemployment:

  • Explore the concept
  • Understand potential causes
  • Know the impact it has on both national and personal levels