From sources dated Jan 1, 2020 – February 11, 2020, find ONE article that relate to

U.S. Job Market, unemployment and labor force, minimum wage rate, types of unemployment, OR college wage premium.


Highlight or underline the salient points within the article. Take a photocopy of the article online (you may take the screenshot, Microsoft Edge Web Note tool, or any web pate snipping tool) and list the topic, source, author, date, page, and title of the article in your writing assignment. You also should put down the link to the article if it is from an online source.  For your writing assignments, write a 3 to 4 sentence summary of each article as well as a 3 to 4 sentence personal impact (PI) statement explaining how the event or information may affect you as an individual.


Article can be taken from any reputable online news source including but not limited to publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Economist, New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg Businessweek. Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money or any other online news sources. The article must relate to the course material. If you are not sure if an article is suitable, send me a link of the article and I will be look it over and give you advice. You only need one article that discusses this specific macroeconomic topic.



The article must be on a separate page of paper along with the information noted above.    The cover page must have the following information:


Last Name, First Name

Econ. 1110. your section #




The article must be turn in electronically via Canvas Turnitin Assignment and the due date is on Tuesday, February 11. Late assignments receive a 50% penalty. Assignments turned in one week after that due dates receive a grade of zero.


The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word format, with a .doc or .docx suffix. No other formats are acceptable. Please use 12-point Times New Roman font and double-spaced paragraphs. Refer to the Writing Assignment Sample Example on the next page for guidance on how to complete each article. This assignment is worth a total of 10 points toward the total writing assignments of 40 points.





Sample Article:















Student, Sample

Econ. 1110. 015

Spring 2020












































Topic 1: Low unemployment still means there is a skill gap


Source: Dallas Morning News


Author: Dallas Morning News writer for editorials


Date: August 4th, 2019


Title: Unemployment hits the floor, but skills gaps still mean closed doors for many out-of-work Americans



The article is about the percentage of unemployment being the lowest it has been since December of 2000 (3.9%). It talks about the pros and cons about the percentage rate being so low. The good side of this is that fewer Americans are claiming unemployment benefits and initial job claims are low. The bad side of this is that there are millions Americans who only have part-time jobs and need full-time jobs. This is due to the lack of skills employers are looking for (structural unemployment). Our goal is to help employers in ways to allow Americans to find more jobs.


This article affects me because I have to keep an open mind of the skills I possess when looking for jobs in the near future. As a young adult, I will start applying for “real” jobs that due require certain skill sets. It is my responsibility to be skillful and accessible to learning new skills as I enter the workforce.