Gross Job Creation, Gross Job Destruction and Employment Reallocation

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Steven J. Davis

University of Chicago; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

John Haltiwanger

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: June 1991

Abstract

This study measures the heterogeneity of establishment-level employment changes in the U.S. manufacturing sector over the 1972 to 1986 period. We measure this heterogeneity in terms of the gross creation and destruction of jobs and the rate at which jobs are reallocated across plants. Our measurement efforts enable us to quantify the connection between job reallocation and worker reallocation, to evaluate theories of heterogeneity in plant-level employment dynamics, and to establish new results related to the cyclical behavior of the labor market.

Suggested Citation

Davis, Steven J. and Haltiwanger, John C., Gross Job Creation, Gross Job Destruction and Employment Reallocation (June 1991). NBER Working Paper No. w3728. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=480210

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