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Focus on Economic Data: Employment and the Unemployment Rate, February 5, 2010

This lesson examines the February 5, 2010, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of January, 2010. 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: 02/09/2010

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: Productivity - November 7, 2002

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor today reported preliminary productivity data--as measured by output per hour of all persons--for the third quarter of 2002. The seasonally-adjusted annual rate of productivity growth in the third quarter was 4.0 percent. This figure measures changes in what is described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the nonfarm business sector and is the most commonly used measure of changes in productivity.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 11/07/2002

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Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics - Teacher's Guide

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Capstone. When combined with a textbook, Capstone provides activities for a complete high school economics course. 45 exemplary lessons help students learn to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world subjects.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

8 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

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

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

Focus: High School Economics

This revised edition features simulations, role plays, small-group discussions and other active-learning instructional activities to help students explore economic concepts through real-life applications.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2001

7 out of 21 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.