Write down the difference between underemployment and unemployment?



Answer to be written in exam 





Underemployment means that people have jobs but work less than their potential.

Unemployment is a situation that occurs when a person actively searches for a job but is unable to find it.


Increase labor supply against limited demand and the Lack of employment opportunities , Lack of education or vocational training.

Job outsourcing , recessions, voluntarily leaving , Technological advancements leading to job displacement.


Underemployment can be visible or invisible.

Unemployment can be seasonal , frictional , structural etc.


An agricultural field which required only 5 labour force has 10 of them working on the same field.

A person who recently resigned their job or was fired and is looking for job in the market.


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