The Way, Way Back – There You Go!

Duncan, the main character in the movie, The Way, Way Back, is an example of someone who wouldn’t be considered unemployed, even though he does not initially have a job. To be officially classified as unemployed, an individual from the labor force must not be currently working but must be available to work and actively looking for work within the last 4 weeks.

Not only is Duncan only 14 years old—making him too young to be a member of the working-age population—but he also is not looking for a job. In this scene, he is spontaneously offered a job at a water park by a new acquaintance. For classification purposes, he was not part of the labor force and then switched to employed.

Thanks to Amanda Mandzik for the clip and summary.

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