I know I have talked about this before, but it really needs to be brought up again given how much the balance around unemployment changed when illegal immigration got added.
I could swear I remember commenting that a maxed out economy produced a -45% on unemployment, but now I can’t find it. Regardless, in my current game the GDP is at 100% which produces a meager -29% on unemployment. This seems absurdly weak to me, I don’t have any figures in front of me to quote a more accurate number, but it definitely needs to be stronger.
At this point, I would like to float a challenge out to the community (and if Cliffski himself joined in on this one I’d be very happy). The challenge is this: Create a labour shortage. In the current build, with no mods or anything, make the economy lack for available workers. I don’t even know if there is a “Labour shortage” red bubble in the game, that is how hard of a time I already had getting unemployment down even before illegal immigration. If none exists, than…less than 10%? Sure, 10% sounds good. How do I even make that happen?