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Labor's agitation for the abolition of unemployment was the strongest in Illinois, where the Illinois Federation of Labor and the powerful Chicago Federation of Labor, under the progressive leadership of John Fitzpatrick, formed the core for a local, state, and national labor party movement.
The unemployment rate in Gary in 1990, for instance, was 17 percent.
In September 2002, 261,600 workers were unemployed in metropolitan Chicago, or 6.3 percent of the civilian workforce.
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 Unemployment Tale @ JobsInArt.com (Jobs in Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The terms unemployment and unemployed are sometimes used to refer to other inputs to production that are not being fully used — for example, unemployed capital goods.
Because unemployment insurance in the U.S. typically does not even replace 50 % of the income one received on the job (and one cannot receive it forever), the unemployed often end up tapping welfare programs such as Food Stamps — or accumulating debt, both formal debt to banks and informal debt to friends and relatives.
As in the Marxian theory of unemployment, special interests may also benefit: employers often like having their employees in fear of losing their jobs, and thus working hard, keeping their wage demands low, etc. Unemployment may thus promote labor productivity and profitability.
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 Unemployment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relatedly, a small amount of frictional unemployment allows employers to find the employees most suited to the jobs offered, while allowing workers to find the jobs that better fit their tastes, talents, and needs.
In the classical framework, such unemployment is due to the existing legal framework, along with "interferences" with the market by non-market institutions such as labor unions and government.
On the other hand, the measures of employment and unemployment may be "too high." In some countries, the availability of unemployment benefits can inflate statistics since they give an incentive to register as unemployed.
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 Unemployment: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed workers divided by the total civilian labor force labor force quick summary:
The bureau of labor statistics (bls) is the unit of the united states department of labor which is the principal fact-finding agency for the government...
Voluntary unemployment is blamed on the individual unemployed workers (and their decisions), EHandler: no quick summary.
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