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Educational Attainment and Unemployment Rates by U.S. County

This lesson focuses on the relationship between educational attainment and unemployment. Students search for data on educational attainment and unemployment and visualize them in GeoFRED®, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s online mapping tool. The goals are for students to observe patterns in economic data, note differences across geographical areas, and hypothesize the reasons for those patterns and differences. The intended outcome of the activity is for students to use mapped data to identify the inverse relationship between educational attainment and unemployment and provide potential explanations for this relationship.

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Audience:   High School, College, Consumers
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Geography, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Activity, Charts/Graphs
Concepts:   Unemployment, Human Capital