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Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012

This lesson examines the April 6, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of U.S. employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of March, 2012. This lesson introduces the basic concepts of the BLS employment and unemployment data. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Assessment exercises are included for reinforcing knowledge of the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 05/02/2012

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2013

This lesson examines the April 5, 2013, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of U.S. employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of March, 2013. This lesson introduces the basic concepts of the BLS employment and unemployment data. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Assessment exercises are included for reinforcing knowledge of the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 05/10/2013

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, April 1, 2011

This lesson examines the April 1, 2011, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of U.S. employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of March, 2011. This lesson introduces the basic concepts of the BLS employment and unemployment data. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Assessment exercises are included for reinforcing knowledge of the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 04/14/2011