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The three people described in the following table are
categorized as unemployed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Identify each person in the table as structurally, frictionally,
or cyclically unemployed.

Unemployment Type

Structural

Frictional

Cyclical

1. Nick left his job as a plumber when his wife took a position
in another region. The quantity of plumbing services demanded is
considerably lower in the new region, in part because of high
union-negotiated wages. He would like to work at the high union
wage but remains unemployed due to a lack of plumbing jobs.
2. Rosa is a physician who has decided to relocate to
California to be closer to her family. She is currently
interviewing with several prestigious hospitals in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
3. Alyssa is a real estate agent. House sales in her area have
declined because the region has been going through a recession. She
has no clients and is currently looking for a new full-time
job.

The following table shows data on frictional, cyclical,
structural, and total unemployment for an economy.

Unemployment Type Rate
(Percent)

Frictional
3.3

Cyclical
0.0

Structural
1.0
Total
unemployment
4.3

True or False: This economy is currently at its natural rate of
unemployment.

1. True

2. False