Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, October 3, 2008
Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson
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.