Question 33 - Graphic Literacy Practice Test for the WorkKeys

According to the attached chart, who is included in the “persons marginally attached to the labor force” as referenced in U-5 and U-6?

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HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-15. Alternative measures of labor underutilization
[Percent]
Measure Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
July
2020
June
2021
July
2021
July
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
U-1 Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force 4.9 3.2 2.8 5.0 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.3 2.9
U-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force 8.1 3.5 3.2 8.1 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.1
U-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force (official unemployment rate) 10.5 6.1 5.7 10.2 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.4
U-4 Total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus discouraged workers 10.8 6.5 6.0 10.6 6.4 6.4 6.1 6.2 5.7
U-5 Total unemployed, plus discouraged workers, plus all other persons marginally attached to the labor force, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force 11.6 7.2 6.8 11.3 7.1 7.2 6.9 6.9 6.5
U-6 Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force 16.8 10.1 9.6 16.5 10.7 10.4 10.2 9.8 9.2

NOTE: Persons marginally attached to the labor force are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months. Discouraged workers, a subset of the marginally attached, have given a job-market related reason for not currently looking for work. Persons employed part time for economic reasons are those who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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