Other types of unemployment are born from that fear: Hidden Unemployment: Unemployment that is not counted in the official statistics, because the definition of unemployment requires not only lack of working, but also 1) being willing/able/available to work, and 2) having actively sought work within the past month.Thus the truly disheartened, who have given up and opted out of the market, are not employed but are also not accounted for in unemployment statistics. Under Unemployment: A type of hidden unemployment when people are working less than they would like -- settling for a part-time job when they want a full -- or in positions in which their skills are underutilized.In the dating market, this is the laundry list of awesome traits rarely sought after in personal ads: clinginess, nagging, chronic jealousy...
In the last four years, unemployment has become the ultimate four-letter word, but singleness -- the dating market equivalent to the labor market's unemployment -- doesn't have to be all doom and gloom.
Just as economists distinguish between good and bad unemployment, and agree "ideal unemployment" is above zero, a relationship economist undoubtedly would make the same distinction in her market.
Structural unemployment often results from poor past choices, and creates a vicious cycle in which the unemployed become cynical and disheartened, and their skills -- both on the job and in job-seeking -- erode.
There lurks the unspoken fear that you're just two cats and a cancelled Brazilian appointment away from being single forever.
One final type of unemployment gives hope now summer has arrived: Seasonal Unemployment: Periodic unemployment due to seasonal variations in industries affected by weather. The chances of meeting someone goes up exponentially in the summer, because everyone is outside -- and just generally out -- more, plus at least 24 percent more attractive tan.
Now is the time to sharpen your "interviewing" skills and altruistically do your part to help the employment numbers.
Whitney Beckett works in fashion, after years of reporting on the industry for Women’s Wear Daily.
She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s in Journalism from Medill of Northwestern University, and a BA in Economics from Duke University, where she wrote the “Sex & the Chapel” column.
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