discouraged workers

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14:59 Jan 20, 2010
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Social Sciences - Economics
Additional field(s): Finance (general), Government / Politics, Human Resources
English term or phrase: discouraged workers
Definition from InfoUSA - U.S. Department of State:
Jobless people who are available for work but who are not actively seeking it because they think they have poor prospects of finding a job. Discouraged workers are not counted as part of the labor force or as being unemployed.

Example sentence(s):
  • As the number of unemployed workers in the labor force continues to decline, the focus on discouraged workers and other individuals marginally attached to the labor force has increased. The Heritage Foundation
  • As you can see, the worse the recession, the more workers get discouraged. The longer our current recession drags on, the further off the reported unemployment rate will be versus the true number that includes discouraged workers. The Atlantic Monthly Group
  • Other economists, however, argue that a distinction should be made between those discouraged workers who remain available for work and those who do not even want a job. Time Inc.
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4 +1pasyvūs bedarbiai
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60 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
pasyvūs bedarbiai

Definition from own experience or research:
Bedarbiai, neieškantys darbo dėl nepasitikėjimo savo jėgomis jį rasti.

Example sentence(s):
  • Palyginti su ankstesnių metų tyrimo duomenimis, pasyvių bedarbių dalis išaugo beveik 3 procentiniais punktais. - Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas  
  • Aktyvių ir pasyvių bedarbių pasiskirstyme darbo paieškoje, palyginus su 2006 m. II-o pusm. atliktos apklausos rezultatais, aktyvių bedarbių dalis išaugo 9 proc. punktais. - Lietuvos darbo birža  
  • Palyginti su pirmu pusmečiu pernai, šiemet pasyvių bedarbių dalis išaugo 2,4 procentinio punkto - iki 32,2 procento. - Sekunde.lt  
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