Exchange Rates and Local Labor Markets

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Linda S. Goldberg

Federal Reserve Bank of New York; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Joseph S. Tracy

Federal Reserve Bank of New York; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: February 1999

Abstract

We document the consequences of real exchange rate movements for the employment, hours, and hourly earnings of workers in manufacturing industries across individual states. Exchange rates have statistically significant wage and employment implications in these local labor markets. The importance and size of these dollar-induced effects vary considerably across industries and are more pronounced in some U.S. regions. In addition to the importance of exchange rate shocks, we confirm prior research results showing that relatively strong local conditions drive up wage in local industries, while anticipated future (positive) local shocks reduce current wages.

Suggested Citation

Goldberg, Linda S. and Tracy, Joseph, Exchange Rates and Local Labor Markets (February 1999). NBER Working Paper No. w6985. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1690888

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