What is Phantom Unemployment? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following persons is part of the phantom unemployed?

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1. How does phantom unemployment affect the economy?

2. Why do people become part of the phantom unemployed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be tested on how much you know about phantom unemployment with this worksheet/quiz. Topics on the quiz include the way phantom unemployment influences the economy, as well as what kind of person would be considered among the phantom unemployed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following:

  • The reason people seek phantom unemployment
  • Unemployment benefits unnecessarily paid out by the Labor Department in 2011
  • Requirement for unemployment benefits

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about phantom unemployment, like why people pursue it
  • Making connections - use your understanding of phantom unemployment to explain how it's connected to the U.S. economy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a person must demonstrate in order to receive unemployment benefits

Additional Learning

For more, you can review the lesson called What is Phantom Unemployment? - Definition & Examples. You'll be going over the following areas:

  • Explanation of phantom unemployment
  • Various ways it affects the economy
  • Phantom unemployment examples