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The unemployment rate will decrease when A) the duration of unemployment increases. B)

 The unemployment rate will decrease when

A) the duration of unemployment increases.

B) the average work week falls from 40 to 39 hours.

C) the age of the labour force increases.

D) people get discouraged and quit looking for work.

 

22) Official unemployment rates may underestimate the true rate of unemployment because the official rate

A) includes those workers who only work part-time.

B) may include some individuals who are not actually in the labour force.

C) does not include individuals receiving any type of unemployment compensation.

D) fails to include discouraged workers.

 

23) When an economy experiences hidden unemployment,

A) its labour force increases, but the level of employment remains unchanged.

B) the true rate of unemployment may exceed the official rate.

C) the true rate of unemployment may be less than the official rate.

D) the labour force may shrink and the unemployment rate may increase.

 

24) The official unemployment rate may understate the true rate of unemployment because of

A) workers who hold two jobs.

B) increases in worker productivity.

C) changes in wage rates.

D) discouraged workers who no longer are actively seeking work.

25) Increases in the duration of unemployment will

A) cause the unemployment rate to decrease.

B) not affect the unemployment rate.

C) decrease the number of discouraged workers.

D) increase the unemployment rate.

 

26) Decreases in the duration of unemployment will

A) cause the unemployment rate to increase.

B) not affect the unemployment rate.

C) increase the number of discouraged workers.

D) decrease the unemployment rate.

 

27) Hidden unemployment describes individuals who

A) goof-off on the job.

B) are employed by the federal government.

C) would like to work, but are discouraged from looking for a job.

D) do voluntary work.

28) In recent years the labour force participation rate has been fairly stable,

A) as has the labour force participation rate for males, females, minorities, and nonminorities.

B) although the female labour force participation rate has fallen while the male labour force participation rate has increased.

C) although the male labour force participation rate has fallen while the female labour force participation rate has increased.

D) although the labour force participation rate of young adults has increased while the labour force participation rate of those in the 40-55 age classification has fallen.

29) An increase in the labour force participation rate

A) implies that the unemployment rate must fall.

B) implies that the unemployment rate must rise.

C) means there are more discouraged workers.

D) is consistent with either a rise or a fall in the unemployment rate.

 

30) A decrease in the labour force participation rate

A) implies that the unemployment rate must fall.

B) implies that the unemployment rate must rise.

C) means there are more discouraged workers.

D) is consistent with either a rise or a fall in the unemployment rate.

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