### US Unemployment – Math

The key terms in this Math course include US Unemployment.

The US unemployment rate in Aug of 2010 was 9.5%.  In Aug of 2016, the US unemployment rate was 4.9%.  Calculate and interpret the absolute change in unemployment rates.

From Aug 2010 to Aug 2016, unemployment rates in the US __________ _____________  percentage points .

decreased

4.6

percentage points

In 2015, an estimated 7,620,000 travel books and 4,660,000 humor books were sold.

Compare the number of humor books to travel books using absolute change.  Write your answer only as a positive or negative number (no units).

Compare the number of humor books to travel books using relative change.  Write your answer as a percentage rounded to the nearest tenth.

-2,960,000

-38.8

A local grocer cut his marketing budget by 50% last year.  He spent only \$650 on marketing this year and is happy with his decision.  How much did the grocer spend on marketing last year?

1,300

A music store owner noted that CD sales had dropped 12% from one quarter to the next.  If the owner sold 460 units in the first quarter, how many did she sell in the next quarter?

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The US unemployment rate in Aug of 2010 was 9.5%.  In Aug of 2016, the US unemployment rate was 4.9%.  Calculate and interpret the absolute change in unemployment rates.

From Aug 2010 to Aug 2016, unemployment rates in the US   ____________ ____________  percentage points .

decreased

4.6

percentage points

In 2015, an estimated 7,620,000 travel books and 4,660,000 humor books were sold.

Compare the number of humor books to travel books using absolute change.  Write your answer only as a positive or negative number (no units).

Compare the number of humor books to travel books using relative change.  Write your answer as a percentage rounded to the nearest tenth.

-2,960,000

-38.8

A local grocer cut his marketing budget by 50% last year.  He spent only \$650 on marketing this year and is happy with his decision.  How much did the grocer spend on marketing last year?

1,300

A music store owner noted that CD sales had dropped 12% from one quarter to the next.  If the owner sold 460 units in the first quarter, how many did she sell in the next quarter?