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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Education Level: 6-8 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics AP Economics Civics/Government Current Events Data Literacy
Concepts: Unemployment
Resource Types: Activity Data Charts/Graphs
Languages: English