Of course. But that cannot be manipulated as the author implied...it's all based on responses.And, as you know, those who have no job and are classed as marginally attached or Discouraged Workersóare by definition ó counted as ďnot in the labor forceĒ.
Not in the Labor Force. Any further sub-classification would depend on when he last looked for work, desire for work, and availability for work.Iíll start with a question: If, during the survey call, an unemployed worker states that he hasnít looked for a job in the last 4 weeks because he believes that there is no job available to them in their line of work, where should this person be placed?
That is not quite true. Before 1967 it might have been true, depending. The definition of Unemployed was:Previously, this person would would be classified as unemployed.
Note the caveat that it was meant to apply to situations where the say, the mine shut down and all the men are out of work. Discrimination was specifically not included.all persons who did not work at all during the survey week and were looking for work, regardless of whether or not they were eligible for unemployment insurance. Also included as unemployed are those who did not work at all and (a) were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off; or (b) were waiting to report to a new wage or salary job within 30 days (and were not in school during the survey week); or (c) would have been looking for work except that they were temporarily ill or believed no work was available in their line of work or in the community. Persons in this latter category will usually be residents of a community in which there are only a few dominant industries which were shut down during the survey week. Not included in this category are persons who say they were not looking for work because they were too old, too young, or handicapped in any way.
From 1967-1993, the definition wasNothing remotely like discouraged would be in that definition. In 1994 the part "were waiting to report to a new wage or salary job within 30 days" was removed, but no other changes to the definition of unemployed were made.comprise all persons who did not work during the survey week, who made specific efforts to find a job within the past 4 weeks, and who were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness). Also included as unemployed are those who did not work at all, were available for work, and (a) were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off; or (b) were waiting to report to a new wage or salary job within 30 days.
But they're not unemployed, by definition. And whether or not they need a job is not known...it's irrelevant.While still unemployed and in need of work,
Ther's no list. The count is made and aggregated.He (along with everyone else considered Not In The Labor Force) is then removed from the list of Unemployed.
That's also true for anyone who stops looking for work for any reason. Why are you considering the Discouraged "still unemployed?" They have no more effect on the labor market than any other person Not in the Labor Force.In effect, he vanishes from the calculation and the Unemployment great drops by one person.