Unemployment Short Modules

How do we know how many people are unemployed? Why are they unemployed? What can be done to get people back to work? Get the answers to these and other questions — including why education might be the best way to avoid unemployment in the future — in this series of short modules on unemployment.

Consequences of Unemployment

What are some of the consequences of unemployment, socially and otherwise? Learn the answer in the short online module Consequences of Unemployment.

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Education vs. Unemployment

What can be done to get people back to work? Learn the answer to this and other questions — including why education might be the best way to avoid unemployment in the future — in the short online module Education vs. Unemployment.

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Measuring Unemployment

When unemployment is persistently high, government may enact policies to bring it down; so, unemployment statistics matter. Learn how these data are collected and how unemployment is measured in the short module Measuring Unemployment.

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Types of Unemployment

Some unemployed individuals need only a little time to find the right job while others may need extensive intervention. And some may not ever find the job they seek. Learn about the three types of unemployment in the short module Types of Unemployment.

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The Story of Unemployment

Also view our online module The Story of Unemployment. This module consolidates all of the Unemployment Short Modules into one online module.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: Civics/Government AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Business Cycle Federal Reserve System-functions Unemployment Human Capital
Resource Types: Online Module
Languages: English