Definition of unskilled
Of a person or workforce: not having a skill or technical training.
Examples of unskilled in the following topics:
- The two broad categorizations of laborers is skilled (e.g. doctor) and unskilled (e.g. an assembly line worker).
- This will increase the wages of skilled workers, but not of unskilled workers.
- Skilled workers will be gain proportionally more wealth than unskilled workers.
- If a country has an absolutely advantage in both skilled and unskilled workers, but a comparative advantage in unskilled workers, the country will specialize in the good that is intensive in the use of unskilled labor.
- The increased returns will go to unskilled workers (they will see their wages increase), even though the country also has an absolute advantage in skilled labor.
- Unions generally represent skilled workers, and they are vigorous proponents of minimum wage laws that make unskilled workers more expensive.
- A higher minimum wage induces firms to substitute skilled labor for unskilled labor and thus increases the demand for the skilled workers unions represent.
- As a result of unskilled workers the wages within the various industries may decline.Another disadvantage is that by increasing returns to scale, can cause certain industries to settle in an geographically area where there is not comparative advantage.