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ERIC Number: ED176071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Employment and Unemployment.
Simler, N. J.
Three sections of information are presented in this report on employment and unemployment. Section 1 discusses how the concepts of employment, unemployment, and the labor force are defined and measured. Included in the discussion is an explanation of the current population survey. Section 2 examines the principal trends and cyclical movements of the past two to three decades. Topics include the following: population, labor force, participation rate; the employment rate and the employment-population ratio; disaggregation by principal age-sex groups; analysis of unemployment in the 1954 and 1975 recessions; and anatomy of unemployment in good and bad times. Finally, the third section on policies and proposals focuses upon three questions: what can be done about unemployment; what the full employment-unemployment rate is; and how long it will take to get the unemployment rate down to five percent. (JH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minn.