Frictional Unemployment: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is the best explanation of frictional unemployment?

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1. What does the term 'frictional' mean in the context of frictional unemployment?

2. What's another name for frictional unemployment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will increase your knowledge of frictional unemployment, which occurs when people transition between jobs, causing them to be temporarily unemployed. The interactive quiz will test your knowledge by asking specifically about examples of frictional unemployment and another term for this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of frictional unemployment
  • What 'frictional' means in the context of frictional unemployment
  • Another name for frictional unemployment
  • Examples of frictional unemployment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on frictional unemployment
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about unemployment in society in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding frictional unemployment and specific examples of it

Additional Learning

To learn more about unemployment that results from people changing jobs, review the corresponding lesson Frictional Unemployment: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines frictional unemployment
  • Provides examples of this concept
  • Examines quitting, termination, seasonal employment, contract employment, and first-time jobs in the context of frictional unemployment