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  • Unemployment, growth, labour markets, wages, real wages, inflation, living standards

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UK unfilled vacancies hit record as workers leave labour market

  • Define unemployment

  • Describe and explain the different types of unemployment

  • What is the current unemployment rate in the UK?

  • Evaluate the effect of rising inflation without rising real incomes/wages on households and businesses

  • Evaluate the effect of rising costs of living and the Russia/ Ukraine war on poverty and living standards in the UK? (where possible with specific examples)

Noaf Al-Diraa, Alperton Community School

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