ECO 365 Week 4 Assignment Why Are Some Occupations Paid More than Others?

Purpose of Assignment 

The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. 

We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation. 

Assignment Steps 

Select one of the following surveys as a team, from the  BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National)

  • Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001
  • Construction Employment - CES2000000001
  • Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001
  • Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001
  • Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001  

    Retrieve and  save a Microsoft ® Excel ® file and the graphs to your desktop for analysis. You will have to check the "include graph" box along the top of the page to see the graph, and you will need to copy and paste the graph separately into your Microsoft ® Excel ® document. 

    Tutorial help on Excel® and PowerPoint® functions can be found on the Microsoft® office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.  

    Consider the following two articles, located in the  Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives' average salaries:

    • "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor"
    • "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"  

      Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis.

      Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class. 

      Include the following content in the presentation:

      • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
      • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
      • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
      • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
      • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
      • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?

        Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data. 

        Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

        Purpose of Assignment 

        The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. 

        We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation. 

        Assignment Steps 

        Select one of the following surveys as a team, from the  BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National)

        • Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001
        • Construction Employment - CES2000000001
        • Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001
        • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001
        • Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001
        • Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001  

          Retrieve and  save a Microsoft ® Excel ® file and the graphs to your desktop for analysis. You will have to check the "include graph" box along the top of the page to see the graph, and you will need to copy and paste the graph separately into your Microsoft ® Excel ® document. 

          Tutorial help on Excel® and PowerPoint® functions can be found on the Microsoft® office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.  

          Consider the following two articles, located in the  Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives' average salaries:

          • "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor"
          • "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"  

            Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis.

            Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class. 

            Include the following content in the presentation:

            • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
            • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
            • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
            • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
            • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
            • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?

              Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data. 

              Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

              Purpose of Assignment 

              The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. 

              We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation. 

              Assignment Steps 

              Select one of the following surveys as a team, from the  BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National)

              • Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001
              • Construction Employment - CES2000000001
              • Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001
              • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001
              • Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001
              • Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001  

                Retrieve and  save a Microsoft ® Excel ® file and the graphs to your desktop for analysis. You will have to check the "include graph" box along the top of the page to see the graph, and you will need to copy and paste the graph separately into your Microsoft ® Excel ® document. 

                Tutorial help on Excel® and PowerPoint® functions can be found on the Microsoft® office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.  

                Consider the following two articles, located in the  Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives' average salaries:

                • "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor"
                • "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"  

                  Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis.

                  Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class. 

                  Include the following content in the presentation:

                  • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
                  • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
                  • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                  • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                  • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
                  • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?

                    Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data. 

                    Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

                    Purpose of Assignment  Purpose of Assignment  Purpose of Assignment

                    The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market.  The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. 

                    We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation.  We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation. 

                    Assignment Steps  Assignment Steps  Assignment Steps

                    Select one of the following surveys as a team, from the  BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National) Select one of the following surveys as a team, from the  BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National)Select BLS Current Employment Statistics survey (National)

                    • Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001
                    • Construction Employment - CES2000000001
                    • Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001
                    • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001
                    • Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001
                    • Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001  
                    • Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001 Goods-producing Employment - CES0600000001
                    • Construction Employment - CES2000000001 Construction Employment - CES2000000001
                    • Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001 Manufacturing Employment - CES3000000001
                    • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001 Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Employment - CES4000000001
                    • Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001 Retail Trade Employment - CES4200000001
                    • Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001   Education and Health Services Employment - CES6500000001    

                      Retrieve and  save a Microsoft ® Excel ® file and the graphs to your desktop for analysis. You will have to check the "include graph" box along the top of the page to see the graph, and you will need to copy and paste the graph separately into your Microsoft ® Excel ® document.  Retrieve and  save a Microsoft ® Excel ® file and the graphs to your desktop for analysis. You will have to check the "include graph" box along the top of the page to see the graph, and you will need to copy and paste the graph separately into your Microsoft ® Excel ® document.  Retrieve save ®  ® ®  ®

                      Tutorial help on Excel® and PowerPoint® functions can be found on the Microsoft® office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.   Tutorial help on Excel® and PowerPoint® functions can be found on the Microsoft® office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web that offer support for office products.    

                      Consider the following two articles, located in the  Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives' average salaries: Consider the following two articles, located in the  Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives' average salaries: Consider Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings

                      • "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor"
                      • "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"  
                      • "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor" "Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor"
                      • "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"   "In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says"    

                        Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis. Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis. Online Classes

                        Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class.  Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class.  Campus Classes

                        Include the following content in the presentation: Include the following content in the presentation: Include 

                        • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
                        • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
                        • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                        • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                        • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
                        • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?
                        • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics. What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
                        • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources. What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
                        • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group? Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                        • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group? Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
                        • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another? In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
                        • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about? What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?

                          Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data.  Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data.  Cite

                          Format consistent with APA guidelines.  Format consistent with APA guidelines.  Format

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