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High schoolers explore the concept of payroll taxes. In this payroll taxes lesson, students read an article about payroll taxes. High schoolers discuss the purpose of FICA taxes and deductions that are taken from a worker's check. Students calculate the net pay of an average worker.
Students define gross domestic product, real GDP, consumer price index, interest rate, and unemployment rate. They explain how GDP, the consumer price index, industrial production, Treasury interest rates, changes in non-farm payrolls, and the unemployment rate are calculated.
Pupils who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.