Structural Unemployment Law and Legal Definition

Structural unemployment is a form of unemployment resulting from either a mismatch among the sufficiently skilled workers seeking employment and demand in the labor market, or from changes in the basic composition of the economy, or from a shift in the demand for a particular product or service. An example that illustrates structural unemployment is the introduction of computer which has eliminated jobs on one side, but they have opened up new positions for those who have the skills to operate the computers.