Answer to Question #47821 in Macroeconomics for Brandon

Question #47821
The structural unemployment rate is 1.3 percent, the frictional unemployment rate is 2.1 percent, and the current unemployment rate is 4.9 percent. The economy is in
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Expert's answer
2014-10-14T12:35:51-0400
If Unemployment rate > natural rate of unemployment, then a recessionary gap exist.
Natural unemployment = Frictional unemployment + Structural unemployment = 1.3+2.1 = 3.4
4.9 > 3.4
So, if the structural unemployment rate is 1.3 percent, the frictional unemployment rate is 2.1 percent, and the current unemployment rate is
4.9 percent. The economy is in a recessionary gap producing less than Natural Real GDP

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