The history of unemployment
Looking back over the history of unemployment can give us perspective on whether its possible to ever build an economy where everyone who needs a job can get one.
How do governments measure unemployment?
Unemployment officially refers to all the people in an economy who are looking for work but are unable to find it. Read carefully though, because the definition of unemployment might be different to what you first think.
What causes unemployment?
People think about unemployment and its causes in all sorts of ways. Here’s a breakdown of the top five terms economists use to describe it.