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Assignment 1

Due: End of Week 3

Part I. Recent Employment Status in U.S.

Question 1.
The table below summarizes recent employment data in the U.S.

? Jul-13 Aug-13 Jul-14 Aug-14
?Employed workers 144,285 144,170 146,352 146,368
?Unemployed Workers 11,514 11,316 9,671 9,591
?Labor Force 155,798 155,486 156,023 155,959
?Not in Labor Force 88,560 89,988 90,451 91,794

Source: FRED database, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (USA). Available online:

Table 1. Employment status in U.S. (July, August 2013 and 2014)

  1. Based on this data, report in a table for each year (2013, 2014) the employment status in July and August in terms of: i) Participation rate, ii) Employment-Population ratio and iii) Unemployment rate.
  2. What has happened to the i) unemployment rate and ii) participation rate in July and August of 2014?
  3. What trend do the i) Employment-Population ratio and the ii) Unemployment rate show over the last 2-years (year-over-year)? Do the two trends provide a similar message? Why or why not? In view of your results, is the current labor market showing signs of improvement relative to last year? Explain.

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Part II. Numerical Problems

Question 2. Problems and Applications # 5 in textbook chapter 2.

Question 3. Problems and Applications # 6 in textbook chapter 2.

Question 4. Problems and Applications # 8 in textbook chapter 2.

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Part III. Data Question ? Unemployment in Canada

Solve Data Question 1 in chapter 2 of Student Guide and Workbook.

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Part IV. Short Essay

Read the following article:
Carter, B. (2014). Is China?s economy really the largest in the world? BBC Magazine.

Question 5. How should we make international comparisons in the standard of living of different countries? Does the fact that China has been growing much more than U.S. in the last several years imply that the Chinese economy is, or will be soon, the largest in the world?


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