Ch 19: U.S. Labor Market

About This Chapter

This chapter allows you to view brief and engaging video lessons that will remind you of numerous aspects of the U.S. labor market, including the reasons for the shifts in the labor supply, the impact of globalization and more! Short multiple-choice quizzes offer you a way to test your memory and understanding of the lessons.

U.S. Labor Market- Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to jar your memory of topics including globalization, the global market, the labor supply and others by viewing 5-10 minute video lessons. Afterwards, answer short quiz questions based on what you've reviewed. This chapter includes the topics above, plus these:

  • Distinctions between labor markets and unions
  • Economic goals of the U.S.
  • Effects of information technology on the economy
  • Interregional shifts in employment
  • Definition of production and productivity

Vocabulary words and themes can be found in the written transcripts. This chapter is also mobile friendly, so you can review concepts on-the-go. Do not worry about tracking your progress, because our dashboard feature does it for you. If you need to revisit any lesson, you may use the Recent Activity link.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: U.S. Labor Market
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Labor in the U.S.: Unions, Labor Markets & Professions

1. Labor in the U.S.: Unions, Labor Markets & Professions

This lesson discusses the differences between the two labor markets in the United States - primary and secondary. It also defines labor unions and the characteristics of a profession.

Economic Goals for the US Economy

2. Economic Goals for the US Economy

This lesson will highlight the key economic goals of the United States economy, including examples to help you remember these different values. You'll also consider some of the challenges of balancing these goals.

The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

3. The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

The global market is still developing, and a market that is developing is dynamic. The constant change offers opportunities and presents risks to countries and their domestic industries. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these risks and opportunities.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

4. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Interregional & Intraregional Shifts in Employment

5. Interregional & Intraregional Shifts in Employment

Moving is part of all of our lives. Sometimes it is we who move; sometimes it is someone we know. In this lesson we will explore one of the major factors that causes many moves each year: employment. Come along as we learn about the types, causes, and effects.

Understanding Shifts in Labor Supply and Labor Demand

6. Understanding Shifts in Labor Supply and Labor Demand

Find out what the labor supply is and what causes it to change or shift. Learn about labor demand and what causes firms and markets to increase or decrease their demand for labor.

Production, Productivity & Competitiveness

7. Production, Productivity & Competitiveness

Do you know the difference between production and productivity? In this lesson, we will discuss production, productivity, and competitiveness, and the critical variables that enhance productivity.

Effect of Globalization on the U.S. Economy

8. Effect of Globalization on the U.S. Economy

Globalization is a concept that comes with positive and negative views and perspectives. In this lesson we will discuss globalization and some of the effects it has on the U.S. economy.

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Practice Final Exam
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