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Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, May 2, 2008

The lesson summarizes the content of the May 2, 2008, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of the unemployment rate and employment data for the month of April, 2008. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Students consider the implications of the data for the economy and themselves. Exercises are included for reinforcing knowledge of the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 05/20/2008

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January 9, 2009

This lesson examines the January, 9, 2009, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of December 2008. 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: 01/21/2009

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