hidden unemployment

Hidden Unemployment

A term used to describe persons who are unemployed or underemployed but who are not counted in official unemployment statistics. For example, the hidden unemployed include persons who no longer actively look for work because they have returned to school for retraining, or persons who have decided to stay at home with their children but would in theory be open to go back to work. These persons are not considered part of the labor force and thus are not included in statistics. Some analysts believe that the existence of hidden unemployment means that unemployment statistics are inherently skewed, but this is not a universal opinion.

hidden unemployment

a situation in which although people are technically in employment, their PRODUCTIVITY is negligible or zero. This can occur when powerful trade unions are able to operate restrictive labour practices such as OVERMANNING or where governments employ vast bureaucracies of civil servants.
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The North East is one de-industrialised region with persistent hidden unemployment.
Some hidden unemployment problems will float to the surface to intensify unemployment pressure, and it will be a threat to job stability next year," the NDRC's think tank said, in the report, adding that investment growth, which stood at 10.
Another form of hidden unemployment in statistics comes from counting as employed anyone who did any work for pay (or profit if self-employed) in the week before the government survey.
Unemployment is always present in a market economy, in various forms: classical, cyclical (Keynesian pattern and/ or model), frictional, structural, seasonal, hardcore or hidden unemployment.
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These people are those who have apparently found a job for themselves and have had a salary and benefits, but in fact they get involved in hidden unemployment and do not play any role in national production.
Older workers also have growing rates of underemployment (working part time but desiring full-time jobs), hidden unemployment (not seeking but want unemployment), and mal-employment (working at jobs well below their education or career level).
Professor Steve Fothergill, one of the report's co-authors, said poorer areas like Merseyside had the highest levels of hidden unemployment.
But experts say the figures do not reflect the overall picture because of widespread undeclared or hidden unemployment, or the employment of educated, qualified people in menial jobs.
International literature has included the work by Little (2006), Fieldhouse and Hollywood (1999) and Green and Owen (1998) into hidden unemployment and economic activity in the UK; Sa'di and Lewin-Epstein (2001) in Israel; Hilst and Schuup (2000) in Germany; and Partridge (2001) in North America.
So, the hidden unemployment has now come out in the open and is for yours to see.
It can be solved by forcing hidden unemployment in the labor to other non-agricultural sectors, implementing precision agriculture, improving agricultural labor absorption capacity of the unit of land, internalizing surplus agricultural labor in agricultural production, agricultural productivity, the overall efficiency of agricultural production and agricultural production growth.