I blogged last week about unemployment and made available some updated charts on unemployment for the UK and a range of other countries. Here are some short video news clips on aspects of unemployment that I have been using when teaching unemployment to AS and A2 groups. These clips provide a window on the human and social cost of high rates of unemployment and are especially useful in reinforcing the causes of unemployment and evaluation of policies likely to be most effective in bringing jobless rates down over time.

UK unemployment rising

BBC Scotland: (Oct 2011) ‘Lost generation’ fear for youth - this video actually mentions hysteresis effects - superb!

BBC News (Oct 2011) Unemployment in the UK reaches a 17-year high

BBC London: (Oct 2011) One in Ten is unemployed in London

BBC news: (Oct 2011) Youth unemployment in UK expected to reach 1m

Guardian Interactive: UK unemployment since 1984

 

 

 

 

 

Featured
Exam coaching workshops

AS Economics Exam Coaching Workshops (Micro & Macro Combined)

This intensive one-day exam coaching & revision workshop will help improve your AS Economics students ability to maximise their performance in the 2015 exams. This workshop combines the core topics for both the microeconomics and macroeconomics papers this summer.

Learn more ›

Teaching & learning products

The UK Economy in 2015 Revision Guide

This new full colour 28 page revision guide by tutor2u's Geoff Riley provides all AS & A2 Economics students with a data and chart-rich summary of the key issues facing the UK Economy in 2015.

£4.00

AQA AS Economics Worked Answers (2014)

Exemplar A Grade answers to the AQA ECON1 and ECON2 exam papers in summer 2014

£5.00