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Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, February 6, 2009

This lesson examines the February 6, 2009, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of January 2009. 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: 02/17/2009

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate - December, 2007

The lesson summarizes the content of the January 4, 2008, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of the unemployment rate and employment data for the month of December 2007. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Exercises are included for reinforcing the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 03/05/2008

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, October 3, 2008

The lesson summarizes the content of the October 3, 2008, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of the unemployment rate and employment data for the month of September, 2008. The meaning and importance of the data are discussed. Students consider the implications of the data for themselves, their community and the U.S. economy. Exercises are included for reinforcing knowledge of the concepts.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/02/2008

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Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

2 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: Economic Systems

Students use a comparative approach to explore concepts and materials that are frequently neglected in other economics courses. An introductory essay provides background information to the 12 classroom-ready lessons.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

1 out of 12 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: Middle School World History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 5-8
Published: 2011

1 out of 5 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.