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Friday, 5 August 2011

Word of the Day

Full Employment

According to Beveridge's definition, which is perfectly acceptable to use in the exam, full employment is when 3% or less of the labour force is unemployed.

According to the free market definition, full employment occurs when ASL = ADL

Full employment also occurs when the economy is producing on the LRAS curve, see PPF and LRAS. This is because when there is no spare capacity, all workers willing and able to work are working.

It does not mean that all members of the working population are in employment, frictional and structural unemployment is always occurring.

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