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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in [Washington] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Unemployed -- United States -- Statistics.

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Edition Notes

GenreStatistics.
SeriesIts BLS Report -- no. 312, BLS report -- no. 312.
ContributionsFarber, Florence., Kalish, Carol B.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22428559M

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HOW THE GOVERNMENT MEASURES UNEMPLOYMENT Why Does the Government Collect Statistic s on the Unemployed? When a worker is unemployed, both he and the country are losers. He loses his wages; the country loses the goods or services he could have been producing• Furthermore the countr, y loses his ability to purchase the goodsFile Size: 7MB. For the purposes of government statistics, a unemployed person is someone who is without a job and actively looking for work; a person without a job who is not looking or has stopped looking for work is not counted as unemployed. The unemployment rate thus is not an indicator of the percentage of people of working age who do not have jobs. The unemployment rate is also calculated using weekly claims reports for unemployed insurance. The government provides this data. The unemployment rate is updated on a monthly basis. Six Measures of Unemployment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics uses six measurements when calculating the unemployment rate. Unemployment Benefits and the Coronavirus. The federal government has allowed states to change their unemployment benefits laws. It lets them provide unemployment benefits for situations related to the coronavirus (COVID). And, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has expanded benefits further.

Governments measure unemployment by counting the people who are looking for work.¹ People who are, for example, retired, in school, looking after children, or sailing around the world wouldn’t count as unemployed. A lot of unemployment data is generated by phone surveys, where people get asked simple questions like “Did you do paid work this week, and if not, are you looking for paid work this week?”.   The BLS measures unemployment through monthly household surveys called the Current Population Survey.   It has been conducted every month since as part of the government's response to the Great has been modified several times since then and experienced a major redesign in   Measure employment rates. Look at total number employed and % of working age in employment. Economic activity rates. % economically active. What is the real rate of unemployment in UK? UK Unemployment rate. Labour Market Statistics at JSA at Direct Gov. Published Octo | Tejvan Pettinger. Get this from a library! How the government measures unemployment: June [Florence Farber; Carol B Kalish; United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.].