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JOB LOSERS: Unemployed workers who have been involuntarily laid off or fired from their jobs. This is one of the official categories or unemployed workers tracted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics when compiling employment statistics and the unemployment rate. It is also a key to the theoretical notion of cyclical unemployment.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 2: More About Money Page: 7 of 25

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Another function of money is store of value.
  • It means that we retain the value, the satisfaction of wants and needs, provided by a good over a period of time.

Ways to store of value:

  • Buy a product and store it for a week.
  • Buy a gift certificate and redeem it after a week.
  • Buy another good, keep it for a week, sell it and then use this money to buy a product.
  • Keep the money one week or then buy the good.

A potential problem:

  • If the price of the good rises money becomes a less effective means of storing value.
  • Price inflation is the nemesis for the store of value function of money.

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MARKET SHARE

The fraction of an industry's total sales or some other activity accounted for by one or more firms in the industry. An individual firm is often concerned with its "share of the market" as an indication of "success." Market share is also key to the analysis of market structure, market control, and industry concentration--especially for oligopoly. It can be used to indicated the degree concentration and market control of one or more firms in an industry. It can be used alone or to calculate concentration ratios and the Herfindahl index.

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