Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Current United States economic conditions have everyone searching for ways to solve the downward spiral that has instigated a crisis in the minds of many people. Rapidly increasing unemployment rates are key reasons leading to this feeling of emergency. A better understanding of unemployment trends over the past few decades and factors correlated to the rate could serve as future indicators of fluctuations in the unemployment rate. A statistical analysis was conducted to determine if any relationship between the unemployment rate and nine selected variables existed in order to identify trends in the unemployment rate and to produce a model that could be used to predict the unemployment rate for a given year. This analysis was done to examine previously suggested variables associated with the unemployment rate and also to find if any new variables might be associated with the rate.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
© 2009 Reanna Collins
Collins, Reanna, "Factors related to the unemployment rate: A statistical analysis" (2009). Honors Program Theses. 9.