Year

1989

DOI

10.17848/9780880996143

Abstract

Unemployment rates in the U.S. vary considerably over time and across local areas. Economists have long been concerned with explaining these variations and have attempted to distinguish various components of unemployment to explain these variations in rates. Holzer uses firm-level data on job vacancies, sales growth, and wages within and across a group of 28 local labor markets to examine these issues.

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Contents

  1. Introduction: What are the Issues?
  2. Vacancies at the Firm Level
  3. Unemployment-Vacancy Relationships Across Local Labor Markets
  4. Demand Shifts, Adjustment and Persistence
  5. Conclusions and Policy Implications

Sponsorship

Completed with financial support from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

ISBN

9780880990721 (pbk.) ; 9780880996143 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Local labor markets

Unemployment, Vacancies and Local Labor Markets

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Holzer, Harry J. 1989. Unemployment, Vacancies and Local Labor Markets. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880996143

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