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Unit 2-Measuring Unemployment

What is unemployment?

Unemployment occurs when people are able and willing to work but cannot find jobs.

How is unemployment measured?

Method 1-The International Labour Organisation (ILO) measure:

The ONS carries out the Labour Force Survey which is a survey involving a range of employers and

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3. Structural Unemployment: This occurs when the economy goes through a structural change.
So workers become unemployed because they do not have the skills required to work in the
new sector. The government would have to re-train these people to give them new skills to
work in the new sector.…


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