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    caused by/ due to/ because of

    Unemployment that is caused by contast changes in the labor market is called frictional unemployment.

    Unemployment that is due to structural changes in the economy is called structural unemployment.

    Why is that for similar kind of sentence structures two different phrases have been employed? Are they both meaning one and the same?

    Also, in understanding and in terms of usage, what are the differences between 'due to' and 'because of'?

    thanks in advance

    Kiran

    P.S.: Did i construct the above interrogative statement which is in bold correctly? I am somewhat uncomfortable with that sentence. Please help.

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    Re: caused by/ due to/ because of

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Unemployment that is caused by contast changes in the labor market is called frictional unemployment.

    Unemployment that is due to structural changes in the economy is called structural unemployment.

    Why is that for similar kind of sentence structures two different phrases have been employed? Are they both meaning one and the same?

    Also, in understanding and in terms of usage, what are the differences between 'due to' and 'because of'?

    thanks in advance

    Kiran

    P.S.: Did i construct the above interrogative statement which is in bold correctly? I am somewhat uncomfortable with that sentence. Please help.
    In the two instances above, due to and because of mean the same.
    Your other sentence is o.k. but would be better by saying "Do they both mean the same" or "Do they both have the same meaning."

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