Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, February 2012
Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
This lesson examines the March 9, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), announcement of U.S. employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of February, 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.