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Are the following workers more likely to experience short-term or long-term unemployment? Explain. a. a construction worker laid off because of bad weather b. a manufacturing worker who loses his job at a plant in an isolated area c. a stagecoach-industry worker laid off because of competition from railroads d. a short-order cook who loses his job when a new restaurant opens across the street e. an expert welder with little formal education who loses his job when the company installs automatic welding machinery

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QUESTION:

Are the following workers more likely to experience short-term or long-term unemployment? Explain

a. a construction worker laid off because of bad weather

b. a manufacturing worker who loses his job at a plant in an isolated area

c. a stagecoach-industry worker who is laid off because of competition from railroads

d. a short-order cook who loses his job when a new restaurant opens across the street

e. an expert welder with little formal education who loses his job when the company installs automatic welding machinery

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QUESTION:

Are the following workers more likely to experience short-term or long-term unemployment? Explain

a. a construction worker laid off because of bad weather

b. a manufacturing worker who loses his job at a plant in an isolated area

c. a stagecoach-industry worker who is laid off because of competition from railroads

d. a short-order cook who loses his job when a new restaurant opens across the street

e. an expert welder with little formal education who loses his job when the company installs automatic welding machinery

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Short-term unemployment: When the workers are unemployed for few weeks and later can find some employment work, it is short-term unemployment and it is not that much serious problem.

Long-term unemployment: When the workers are unemployed for many months weeks and later it is difficult to find some employment work, it is long-term unemployment and it is a serious problem.

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