Sizing Up The Workforce: Who Counts as Unemployed?

The latest unemployment figures are about to be released.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the Labor Department follows very specific guidelines when deciding who counts as unemployed.  Do you know what those are?  Take the quiz to test your knowledge!


Read more:
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/12/03/being-without-a-job-doesnt-always-make-you-unemployed/?mod=WSJ__MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/03/08/quiz-who-counts-as-unemployed/
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/03/08/quiz-who-counts-as-unemployed/tab/interactive/

TeachingwithData.org resources:
Unemployment Rate by Age, January 1948 to July 2009 (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/2939)
Global Employment Tracking (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3898)
Economy Track: Employment to Population Ratio (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/2936)
Frederique Laubepin

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