2 Tracking the Labor Force The labor market can change in a good way or a bad way.The BLS sends out surveys to every nonmilitary house hold to determine the labor force.
3 EmploymentEconomist consider people employed from the age of 16 and old must meet the following requirements.They worked at least one hour for pay with in the past week.Worked for 15 or more hours without pay in a family business; such as a farm.Held jobs but did not work due to illness, vacation, labor disputes, or bad weather.
4 UnemploymentTemporally without work or are not working but have looking for jobs within 4 weeks.
5 9.1 composition of the U.S. labor force Total U.S. PopulationTotal civiliannoninstitutionalizedU.S. PopulationMilitaryinstitutionalizedNonlabor ForceTotalU.S. LaborforceEmployedunemployed
6 Occupational TrendsShits in job markets reflects major shits in the economy produces.Fewer goods more services; production of services is increased faster than our production of goods.
7 The Changing Labor Force In the 1950’s a typical worker had to graduate from high school and he would have a 40 hour job no problem. And would retire at 65.Today people will have to go though 4-5 different jobs during is life and retire at 62 or earlier.
8 Temporary Workers Flexible work hours Much easier to discharge Are paid lessPreferred because of the hours of flexiblity
9 Trends in Wages and Benifits Employers used to be paid in wages, but nowHave benefits that includeHealth insurance; retirement funds; year-end bouns and many more.