# Key Factors Of Unemployment And The Power Of Emeconomics

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These surveys are done by sample groups—chosen households—within each state who in part represent the different geographic areas and ethnicity throughout the country. The answers provided by the sample group are used by the BLS to calculate the unemployment rate. To calculate the total number or percentage of individuals in the labor-force who are unemployed the BLS uses the following formula: U=(number of unemployed)/(Labor-force)×100. When using this formula the BLS does include students, retirees, active military members, inmates, discouraged workers, or homemakers among the numbers of individuals who are considered to be