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How Do We Measure Unemployment?

This activity is designed to use as a classroom example to show students how we calculate the civilian unemployment rate. It is adapted from the lesson What is Unemployment, How is it Measured, and Why Does the Fed Care? by Mary C. Suiter, Ph.D.

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Audience:   Middle School, High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, AP, Civics/Government, Current Events, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Activity, Data, Charts/Graphs
Concepts:   Unemployment