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Data exercise #2 Consists of three parts

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Part 1: The Unemployment Rate (weight 30% of the assignment grade) Complete the following exercise Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site, www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm . Select Employment Situation Summary. Write a report (1-2 pages double - spaced) to answer the questions: What month (and year) is summarized? What was the (nonfarm) unemployment rate for that month? How does that rate compare with the rate in the previous month? What were the unemployment rates for adult women, teenagers, blacks, Hispanics, and whites? How did these rates compare with those a month earlier? Note: Use seasonally adjusted rates. What factors make it difficult to determine the unemployment rate? Why is unemployment an economic problem? What are the non-economic effects of unemployment? Who loses from unemployment and how? (Hint: Not just the unemployed) Part 2: The Inflation Rate (weight 30% of the assignment grade) Complete the following exercise: Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site, www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.toc.htm . Select Consumer Price Index Summary. Write a report (1-2 pages double - spaced) to answer the questions: What month (and year) is summarized? What was CPI-U for that month? What was the rate of inflation (percentage change in the CPI-U) for the month? How does that rate of inflation compare with the rate in the previous month? Using Table A, which two categories of goods or services had the greatest price increase for the month? (Note that the table shows roll-ups, such as Energy. Use the lowest level categories to answer this question and #4, not the roll-ups) Which two categories of goods or services had the lowest price increase (or greatest price decrease) for the month? Who loses from inflation and how? Who benefits from inflation and how? Part 3: Unemployment Data by Labor Force Groups and Duration (40% of the project grade) Go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea/economic-report-of-the-President/2016 - the home page of the Economic Report of the President. Scroll down and find Appendix B: Statistical Tables Relating to Income, Employment, and Production. Click on the link download as pdf. Find unemployment data (Table B–12.—Civilian unemployment rate) for the following four years 2000, 2005, 2010, and the last available year. Use four labor force groups: males, and females, in each case 16 to 19 years of age, versus 20 years of age or over. Present the result in your project as a table. Use the Economic Report of the President (Table B–13.—Unemployment by duration and reason) to find data on the duration of unemployment in 2000, 2005, 2010, and the last available year. Present the result in your project as a table.

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Part 1: The Unemployment Rate (weight 30% of the assignment grade) Complete the following exercise Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site, www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm . Select Employment Situation Summary. Write a report (1-2 pages double - spaced) to answer the questions: What month (and year) is summarized? What was the (nonfarm) unemployment rate for that month? How does that rate compare with the rate in the previous month? What were the unemployment rates for adult women, teenagers, blacks, Hispanics, and whites? How did these rates compare with those a month earlier? Note: Use seasonally adjusted rates. What factors make it difficult to determine the unemployment rate? Why is unemployment an economic problem? What are the non-economic effects of unemployment? Who loses from unemployment and how? (Hint: Not just the unemployed) Part 2: The Inflation Rate (weight 30% of the assignment grade) Complete the following exercise: Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site, www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.toc.htm . Select Consumer Price Index Summary. Write a report (1-2 pages double - spaced) to answer the questions: What month (and year) is summarized? What was CPI-U for that month? What was the rate of inflation (percentage change in the CPI-U) for the month? How does that rate of inflation compare with the rate in the previous month? Using Table A, which two categories of goods or services had the greatest price increase for the month? (Note that the table shows roll-ups, such as Energy. Use the lowest level categories to answer this question and #4, not the roll-ups) Which two categories of goods or services had the lowest price increase (or greatest price decrease) for the month? Who loses from inflation and how? Who benefits from inflation and how? Part 3: Unemployment Data by Labor Force Groups and Duration (40% of the project grade) Go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea/economic-report-of-the-President/2016 - the home page of the Economic Report of the President. Scroll down and find Appendix B: Statistical Tables Relating to Income, Employment, and Production. Click on the link download as pdf. Find unemployment data (Table B–12.—Civilian unemployment rate) for the following four years 2000, 2005, 2010, and the last available year. Use four labor force groups: males, and females, in each case 16 to 19 years of age, versus 20 years of age or over. Present the result in your project as a table. Use the Economic Report of the President (Table B–13.—Unemployment by duration and reason) to find data on the duration of unemployment in 2000, 2005, 2010, and the last available year. Present the result in your project as a table.

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