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In the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, knowledge items assesses one distinct piece of knowledge. Each of these questions is classified according to the depth of knowledge, or level of understanding, required to answer it. To help you understand the exam and how to answer the questions, here are the four levels of exam questions in the depth of knowledge framework and examples of each.
States reported that 744,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Apr. 3, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 3.7 million.
U.S. hiring activity exploded in March, as employers added 916,000 new jobs, mostly in leisure and hospitality, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists expected the spike, as the economy reopened more broadly, and the rate of vaccinations increased. The unemployment rate ticked down to 6 percent from 6.2 percent in February and is expected to continue falling in the coming months as more service-sector jobs return.
States reported that 719,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Mar. 27, an increase of 61,000 after last week’s pandemic-era low. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell slightly to 3.8 million. The recent overall improvement in claims data is consistent with accelerating labor market momentum as the economy reopens. Still, a complete recovery to pre-pandemic levels when new jobless claims averaged about 200,000 per week is still many months away, according to economists.
States reported that 684,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Mar. 20, a decrease of 97,000 after last week’s unexpected jump. Initial jobless claims have held below 800,000 for five straight weeks, but remain extraordinarily high as improvement had stalled in recent weeks. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits dropped to 3.8 million. Economists expect the economic outlook to continue to improve as the vaccine rollout and improving weather allow hiring activity to pick up this spring and summer.