The Ups and Downs of Jobs in Georgia: What Can We Learn About Employment Dynamics from State Administrative Data?

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-38

39 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2004

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Julie L. Hotchkiss

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University - Department of Economics

M. Melinda Pitts

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

John Robertson

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Date Written: December 2003

Abstract

This paper demonstrates how state administrative data (from Georgia) can be used to decompose net employment growth in order to track establishment births, deaths, contractions, and expansions over time. Even though net employment growth can look quite similar across industries, the composition of that employment change can look quite different. The panel nature of the data allow the authors to see that overall lack of expansion and continued contraction among large establishments were the driving forces behind the weak employment growth immediately following the 2001 recession.

Keywords: Job creation, job destruction, ES202, employment flows, jobless recovery

JEL Classification: E24, J6, C35

Suggested Citation

Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Pitts, M. Melinda and Robertson, John C., The Ups and Downs of Jobs in Georgia: What Can We Learn About Employment Dynamics from State Administrative Data? (December 2003). FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=487883 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.487883

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