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Hand-up 4 (Week 9)
This hand-up is based on Topic 7 of the course and needs to be handed up at the beginning of class in Week 9. The hand-up must be hand-written. It will be returned to students with feedback in Week 10.
Your best 3 out of 4 hand-ups count for 15% of your mark.
Submissions which are 1) through email 2) typed or 3) handed in late will not be accepted.
Consider the data below and answer the following questions.
Macroeconomic data for Italy 2017 2018
Real GDP growth rate -0.5% 1.1%
Labour force 50 million 57 million
Unemployed persons 10 million 7 million
Working age population 70 million 71 million
CPI 145 147
Inflation rate 0.9%
1. What is the unemployment rate in Italy in 2017 and 2018? (1 mark)
2. What is the labour force participation rate in Italy in 2017 and 2018? Based on this and Question 1,
have more jobs been created in Italy in 2018? Why or why not? (2 marks)
3. What is the inflation rate in Italy in 2018? (0.5 marks)
4. What phase of the business cycle is Italy in during 2018? Why? (Explain your answer using all the data above and questions 1-3) (1.5 marks)