Why the Unemployment Rate Decreases and Increases

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Which of the following methods best describes how data is gathered for the monthly unemployment rate?

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1. If Anytown, USA has a high unemployment rate but also has a large number of unfilled computer programming jobs, what type of unemployment are they suffering from?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding changes to the unemployment rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of the unemployment rate and why it fluctuates. You will need to know the different types of unemployment in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Changes to the unemployment rate
  • Different types of unemployment
  • How data is gathered for the monthly unemployment rate

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of unemployment rate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding why the unemployment rate is calculated
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how the unemployment rate is calculated and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the unemployment rate, review the corresponding lesson on Why the Unemployment Rate Decreases and Increases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how the unemployment rate is calculated
  • Determine factors that affect the unemployment rate
  • Identify the three types of unemployment
  • Understand characteristics of unemployment
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