Business cycles are

 

Business cycles are

A.movements in stock prices.

B.the transfer of executives between firms.

C.used to describe fluctuations in GDP.

D.a description of the time required to bring a new product to market.

Question 2 of 10

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Economists define the unemployed as individuals who are

A.not currently working.

B.not currently working but are actively looking for work.

C.working but looking for a different job.

D.working less than their desired amount of time.

Question 3 of 10

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Economists define the labor force to include

A.only people who are working full time.

B.people who are working.

C.people who are not working but are actively looking for a job, and people who are working.

D.all individuals of work age, regardless of whether they are working or looking for a job.

Question 4 of 10

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People who want to work but have stopped looking for work because they could not find jobs after actively searching are called

A.employed.

B.unemployed.

C.discouraged workers.

D.empowered.

Question 5 of 10

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Unemployment that naturally occurs during the normal workings of an economy as people change jobs and move across the country is called

A.natural unemployment.

B.frictional unemployment.

C.structural unemployment.

D.cyclical unemployment.

Question 6 of 10

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________ unemployment occurs due to a mismatch between the jobs that are available and the skills of workers seeking jobs.

A.Structural

B.Cyclical

C.Frictional

D.Voluntary

Question 7 of 10

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At full employment the unemployment rate equals the

A.cyclical unemployment rate.

B.structural unemployment rate.

C.structural unemployment rate plus the cyclical unemployment rate.

D.structural unemployment rate plus the frictional unemployment rate.

Question 8 of 10

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Economists consider an economy to be at “full employment” when

A.the unemployment rate equals the natural rate of unemployment.

B.there is only a small amount of cyclical unemployment.

C.there is no frictional unemployment.

D.there is no structural unemployment.

Question 9 of 10

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Economists say that the economy is at “full employment” when the

A.structural unemployment rate is zero.

B.total unemployment rate is zero.

C.frictional unemployment rate is zero.

D.cyclical unemployment rate is zero.

Question 10 of 10

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The economy needs some unemployment to operate efficiently, because without it

A.firms will find it difficult to recruit workers, leading to increased wages and prices.

B.firms will find it difficult to recruit workers, leading to reduced wages and prices.

C.workers will find it difficult to find a job, leading to increased wages and prices.

D.workers will find it difficult to find a job, leading to reduced wages and prices.

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