Unemployment in Today’s Society
Unemployment is a terrible thing, but unfortunately it is an everyday normality. There are plenty of reasons why someone ready and able may be without a job. Every action comes with a consequence however; the causes and effects of unemployment are very potent in life.
For example, an individual may lack the proper skills for the hand at task so their job will be terminated. The same goes for if they are absent often or late; that will not be tolerated. A person is considered unemployed if they are fired from their job due to budget cuts and they are in waiting to get their job back. As well, there may be an abundance of workers but not enough jobs to ...view middle of the document...
With prices of fuel, transportation and raw materials go up, this cause production costs to go up, if production is expensive then the goods and services prices also go up. A bad economy means that at the same time people have little or no money in their pockets and the little they have they are holding on to it. This means that the rate of consumption of products and services goes down. Businesses then have to cut back on production reduce the working hours and even lay down employees; some businesses have even completely closed to cope with this situation. The laying off of employees has caused unemployment, in the society and eventually in the family. Therefore economic problems are a cause of unemployment.
The consequences of unemployment can effect more than the person who was without a job; it can go as far as affecting the family and the income of the family. Living without a solid income is a very difficult way to live. The individual that just lost their job is open to a variety of emotions, anger, sadness, confusion, stress and all these emotions can really break a person down. In the case that finding a job takes longer than originally expected, the individual may not have enough money in the bank to make all their ends met. This only adds stress they are already going through. The person maybe in between odd jobs or is searching for a job, and this also adds stress and strain to relationships. A stressed and worried person will not be one to the party with friends or spend big for a family get-together.
Unemployment causes consequences of an individual and family, and that is they can no longer make payments on a few things that they enjoyed before. It becomes a luxury to eat out, take the car; they have to take the bus or train. Family vacations are reduced or even not taken in the end; trips to the store are reduced. They have to change their eating habits too, where they used to enjoy rich up to three meals a day, with some families enjoying several courses in a meal, they have to make do with fewer courses and fewer ingredients. The children are especially affected if they have to do with eating from the cafeteria at school while they were used to having money for lunch, and in this matter, even some teachers struggle with paying for lunches as well, having to take care of a household with just their income coming in because the spouse or others have lost their jobs or cannot find work. The children are not able to participate in afterschool activities because the family does not have the funds to pay for the items needed, which means the children miss out on those opportunities.
Unemployment also affects the economy itself. When there are jobs available, but not the...