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Ch 43: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.1: Unemployment in Today's Economy

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The Unemployment in Today's Economy chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with unemployment. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Unemployment in Today's Economy textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Unemployment in Today's Economy chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the unemployment topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How the unemployment rate is measured
  • The kinds of unemployment
  • Examples of seasonal unemployment
  • Underemployment types and causes
  • What full employment GDP refers to

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6 Lessons in Chapter 43: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.1: Unemployment in Today's Economy
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Defining and Measuring the Unemployment Rate

1. Defining and Measuring the Unemployment Rate

You've probably heard about the unemployment rate, especially given how high it was in the 2008 recession. Find out how economists define unemployment, what the unemployment rate is, and how to calculate it in this lesson.

What is Underemployment? - Definition, Types, Causes & Effects

2. What is Underemployment? - Definition, Types, Causes & Effects

Many people in today's economic climate are underemployed. In this lesson you will learn what underemployment is, types of underemployment, as well as its causes and effects.

What is Unemployment Rate? - Definition & History

3. What is Unemployment Rate? - Definition & History

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the total workforce that is unemployed and is looking for employment. The unemployment rate (high or low) can have a major impact on the economy and society.

Full Employment GDP: Definition and Examples

4. Full Employment GDP: Definition and Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about an economy that is in balance. The full employment level of GDP is when economic output is at its highest sustainable level, when unemployment is at its most efficient level and when inflation is neither rising nor falling.

Three Types of Unemployment: Cyclical, Frictional & Structural

5. Three Types of Unemployment: Cyclical, Frictional & Structural

If you've ever lost your job after the holiday season, you've experienced at least one type of unemployment. In this lesson, explore the three types of unemployment including cyclical, frictional, and structural using real-world examples.

Seasonal Unemployment: Definition & Examples

6. Seasonal Unemployment: Definition & Examples

Seasonal unemployment occurs when there is a limited need for a type of work to be performed during a particular period of the year, based on factors like deadlines or climate.

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