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GLE61 -- Inflation and Unemployment: Impact on Groups of People

61. Describe the influence/impact of inflation or unemployment on different groups of people (e.g., consumers, business owners) (E-1C-M2)
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business
We all live with the ups and downs of the ___ cycle.
market
We are all impacted by inflation and unemployment as we live through economic expansion and contraction in our ___-based economy.
inflation
Consumers lose purchasing power as ___ rises.
return
The only way to beat inflation is to invest your money in something that has a greater rate of ___ than the rate of inflation.
one
If the rate of inflation is three percent, and you have your money in a savings account at two percent interest, you lose ___ percent of the purchasing power of your money.
unemployment
Low ___ rates may force business owner to pay higher wages to hire employees.
consumers
The higher wages may fuel inflation as ___ have more money to spend.
prosperity
If inflation and unemployment are low, consumers will likely experience ___.
poverty
In an economy with deflation and high unemployment, consumers are more likely to experience ____.
down
Command economies are less cyclical in nature -- they tend to stay ___.
shortages
While command economies may have full employment the people must cope with ___ and a lack of political or economic freedom.
economy
If you don't like the ___ just wait, it will change.