Making Sense of Unemployment Data (Page One Economics Classroom Edition)

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Job growth has been healthy over the past five years. However, many people are still concerned about the overall health of the labor market. This issue of Page One Economics explains what the unemployment rate does—and does not—measure and whether it is a reliable indicator of the health of the labor market.

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Audience:   High School, College, Consumers
Language:   English
Subjects:   AP, Economics
Resource Types:   STEM, Publications, Lessons
Concepts:   Employment, Unemployment
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