How Productivity Affects Unemployment

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Which of these historical examples most closely resembles everyone working on widgets in the same way?

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1. What happens when productivity increases to unemployment in the short term?

2. What happens to unemployment in the short term when productivity decreases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Productivity can affect unemployment in a number of ways, and these assessments seek to help you understand them. They will ask questions regarding the relationship between productivity and unemployment and how each one affects the other.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who use this quiz/worksheet can expect questions on:

  • Historical example that resembles people working on widgets
  • Increases in productivity and its effects on unemployment in the short and long term
  • Decreases in productivity and its effects on unemployment in the short term
  • An example of innovation

Skills Practiced

After utilizing these assessments, students will have gained these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull key information from the related lesson on how productivity affects unemployment
  • Making connections - use understanding of the relationship between productivity and unemployment
  • Critical thinking - consider how productivity affects unemployment in the long and short run

Additional Learning

For more material on this subject, take a peek at the associated lesson on How Productivity Affects Unemployment. It will help you to do the following:

  • Examine an example of how productivity affects employment
  • Understand short-run increases in productivity
  • Identify what causes drops in productivity
  • Define innovation
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