From the first e-Activity, analyze the increasing and decreasing change in the unemployment rate over the last few years for both your local area (closest geographic city reported) and state. Identify any apparent trends based on the changes in the unemployment rate and predict the direction of the unemployment rate in the next six months. Provide a rationale for your prediction.
From the second e-Activity, analyze the different types of unemployment and determine which is the most costly to the U.S. economy. Explain your rationale.