Worker Churn at Establishments over the Business Cycle

Posted: 16 Sep 2020

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Alison Weingarden

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: August 24, 2020

Abstract

This note decomposes worker churn (which occurs when business establishments have simultaneous hiring and separations) into two components using monthly Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey responses from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On average, nearly a third of worker churn was "employer-initiated" through layoffs and two thirds was "quit initiated" over the 2001 to 2016 period.

Suggested Citation

Weingarden, Alison, Worker Churn at Establishments over the Business Cycle (August 24, 2020). FEDS Notes 2020-08-24 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2379, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3694113

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