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Unemployment and discouraged workers: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students use the Current Population Survey to calculate the official unemployment rate and two variations that include discouraged workers. Students compare the results and discuss what the varying definitions reveal about the labor market.

Calculating real home prices using the CPI (Context Rich Problem) part of Examples
Students calculate real home values using nominal values and the Consumer Price Index.

Long-Run Economic Growth: Context Rich Problem part of Examples
Students are asked to apply what they learned in class to a real life scenario question.

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