Include the following in your introduction.
A clear definition of unemployment and how and why it rises and declines in the economy
Briefly provide your understanding of the relationship between economic growth (GDP growth), high/low unemployment, high/low wages, and the way they impact one another.
An overview of the current unemployment rates in the economy using facts and statistics (tables or graphs)
A brief description of the unemployment-related issue (topic) that you are going to address in this paper
Obtain data from at least two credible sources (not Wikipedia) to provide facts about unemployment and wages and their growth pattern and their current statuses.
Obtain data about changes in unemployment rates for a period of 10 years.
Obtain historical data (10 years or more) about GDP growth rate (percentage) and Real GDP volume (in dollar value).
Obtain historical data (10 years or more) about the issue (topic) you are going to study in this paper, as well as data about its current status.
Use tables, graphs, and figures to support your argument. You can find the latest unemployment data at www.bls.gov (Links to an external site.) (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
This section needs to contain the following discussions based on the data that was gathered and your understanding of unemployment and GDP.
Unemployment Rates: Discuss the trends of unemployment rates over the past 10 years and provide your objective analysis of the changes in unemployment and the current rates. Place extra emphasis on the periods where unemployment was either too high or too low (higher or lower than the natural rate of unemployment).
Issues (your choice): Discuss the unemployment-related issue. Provide an overview of the trends and use facts to highlight the major changes in the trends and the current status. State the reasons why you believe the issue you are analyzing represents a challenge for the economy.
Conclusion and Solution
This section needs to cover the following areas.
Highlight the causes of the issue that you selected and how it impacts the economy negatively and why it needs to be addressed by policy makers.
State your own solution. Basically, answer the following question.
What would you do to solve the issue you addressed if you were in charge of the U.S. economy? State why.