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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why the 1940s had the lowest unemployment rate?

During the mid 1940s it was under 2%

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  • 1 month ago

    Factories were working 24/7 in order to provide for our millions of troops fighting in WWII. They needed weapons, food, clothing, and much more and quite often were understaffed. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There was a war between 1939 and 1945, it was called the second world war.

    Those who were not called up for the armed forces were employed in different essential trades.

  • 1 month ago

    It was called the GREAT depression, no work, no food, just a war machine.  no employment the only people who well off were the farmers because they were self reliant..

  • 1 month ago

    About 10 percent of the people who would have held jobs were overseas fighting the war.  Plus the need for military equipment raised the number of jobs available.  If you have more demand for workers then you have workers, then unemployment goes down.

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  • 1 month ago

    13million Americans were in the armed forces, and most of the rest were churning out war materials to help them beat the Nazis and Japs.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There was a war on, so factories were churning out all sorts of armaments and goods connected with war. After the war had concluded, many things were needed in many parts of the world for reconstruction after all the war damage.

    Which war? I leave you to research that one.

  • F
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Duh! Ever heard of WW2?

  • ree
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    In the US, the unemployment rate was 14.6 in 1940. It had been steadily declining as the country emerged f/ the Depression. The war yrs. it dipped as low as 1.2 (1944) while the men worked in the service and women took their place in the work force domestically. After the war, it rose again to 6.6 in 1949.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There was a war between 1939 and 1945, it was called the second world war.

    Those who were not called up for the armed forces were employed in different essential trades.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A world war provided masses of employment, and I expect if you interrogate the figures you will find that married women were excluded from the notional workforce. You can see why Orwell thought it would be a good idea to keep the world in a state of perpetual conflict.

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