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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
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The population of Ectenia is 100 people: 40 work full-time, 20 work half-time but would prefer to work full-time, 10 are looking for a job, 10 would like to work out are so discouraged they have given up looking, 10 are not interested in working because they are full-time students, and 10 and retired. What is the number of unemployed?

a. 10

b. 20

c. 30

d. 40

To determine

Number of unemployed.

Answer

Option “a” is correct.

Explanation

Option (a):

The person who is not currently at work but who has actively worked during the previous month is referred to as unemployed. Therefore, the number of unemployed is 10. Thus, option “a” is correct.

Option (b):

Here 40 peoples are full-time workers, 20 people work half-time but are referred to full-time workers, 10 are looking for a job,10 would like to work but are so discouraged that they have given up looking for a job, 10 are not interested in working because they are full-time students and 10 are retired. From this category, the number of people who are looking for job (10) is the number of unemployed from the total population of 100. Thus, option “b” is incorrect.

Option (c):

From different category of people according to their employment status, it is found that 10 people are unemployed. Thus, option “c” is incorrect.

Option (d):

40 peoples are included in full-time working category and only 10 peoples are considered to be the unemployed. Thus, option “d” is incorrect.

Concept

Concept introduction:

Unemployed: In government statistics, a person who is not currently at work but is available to do work and has actively worked during the previous month is referred to as unemployed.

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