Unemployment Rate Debate

Author:

Jonathan Osler

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Rates, Data Analysis

Justice Issues:

Unemployment, Labor

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Description:

Students explore different ways to calculate the unemployment rate, and make an argument for an assigned perspective as a member of the government, a women's rights organization, and other groups. These lessons are meant to help students understand how different approaches to calculating unemployment may actually leave many people undercounted.