This is a revision presentation on factor immobility
A persistently high rate of unemployment is a huge waste of scarce economic resources and immobility of labour lie at the heart of understanding some of the key causes of people being out of work.
Most students find this topic accessible. The key is to understand how geographical and occupational immobility of labour may result in structural unemployment. Students should also be able to explaining the significance of house prices for restricting the geographical mobility of labour and the skills shortage for restricting the occupational mobility of labour.
As with all market failures, evaluation involves assessing the costs of immobility and the best policies to deal with it.
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