Structural Unemployment: Definition, Causes & Examples


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Which one of the following is the best explanation of structural unemployment?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an economic situation that may cause structural unemployment?

2. Which one of the following situations may cause structural unemployment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about what structural unemployment is. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the causes of structural unemployment and how structural unemployment can be changed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Structural unemployment
  • Example of structural unemployment caused by an economic situation
  • Causes of structural unemployment
  • Alleviating structural 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 structural unemployment lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of structural unemployment
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how structural unemployment can be curbed

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to unemployment, read through the brief lesson titled Structural Unemployment: Definition, Causes & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what structural unemployment is and how it occurs
  • Apply knowledge of structural unemployment to examples
  • Understand the causes of structural unemployment, such as obsolescence
  • Learn why structural unemployment is hard to combat