Unemployment
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by Stephanie Foy
| 7 Questions
1
1
A computer programmer is laid off because of a recession. Which type of unemployment is she experiencing?
Frictional
Seasonal
Structural
Cyclical
2
1
An unemployed college graduate is looking for his first job. What type of unemployment does he experience?
Frictional
Seasonal
Structural
Cyclical
3
1
Advances in technology make the assembly-line worker's job obsolete. What type of unemployment does he experience?
Frictional
Seasonal
Structural
Cyclical
4
1
A crab fisherman only works between the months of October and January. What type of unemployment does he experience during July?
Frictional
Seasonal
Structural
Cyclical
5
1
A skilled glass blower becomes unemployed when a machine can do her job faster. What type of unemployment does she experience?
Frictional
Seasonal
Structural
Cyclical
6
1
We are meeting the goal of full employment when the unemployment rate is at
2-3%
3-5%
4-6%
7-9%
7
1
The percentage of unemployed workers would NOT reflect
Hermione, who just quit her job and is looking for a new one
Ron, who was replaced by a robot and is looking for a new job
Luna, who stays at home to care for her elderly father and does not want a job
Harry, who was laid off due to a recession and is looking for a job.
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