Unemployment causes widespread poverty, increased crime rates, political instability, exploitation of labor and reduced economic development in the society. Unemployment may also lead to psychological problems, such as m... More » World View Social Sciences

Unemployment is bad because it has negative psychological effects on individuals, families and communities. According to the American Psychological Association, unemployed individuals are twice as likely as individuals w... More » Business & Finance Careers Job Search

There are a number of causes of unemployment, but many economists put most unemployment in three different categories: frictional, cyclical, and structural unemployment. A number of unemployment reasons fall into these c... More » World View Social Sciences
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