Structural/Frictional and Demand-Deficient Unemployment in Local Labor Markets

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Harry J. Holzer

Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: July 1988

Abstract

This paper uses data on unemployment rates and job vacancy rates to measure structural/frictional and demand-deficient components of unemployment rate differences across local labor markets. Data on occupational and industrial distributions of unemployed workers and vacant jobs, as well as on local wages, recent sales growth, Unemployment Insurance, and demographics are then used to help account for these components of unemployment across local areas.

Suggested Citation

Holzer, Harry J., Structural/Frictional and Demand-Deficient Unemployment in Local Labor Markets (July 1988). NBER Working Paper No. w2652, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=439579

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