Explaining the Recent Divergence in Payroll and Household Employment Growth

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Chinhui Juhn

University of Houston - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Simon Potter

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Date Written: December 1999

Abstract

Each month, the government releases two estimates of U.S. employment growth - one based on a survey of firms, the other on a survey of households. Since 1994, these measures have diverged sharply. Evidence suggests that the household survey's estimate has risen more slowly because it undercounts working-age adults who have found employment during the current economic expansion.

Keywords: employment, unemployment

JEL Classification: J21, E22

Suggested Citation

Juhn, Chinhui and Potter, Simon, Explaining the Recent Divergence in Payroll and Household Employment Growth (December 1999). Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 5, No. 16, December 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996049 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.996049

Chinhui Juhn (Contact Author)

University of Houston - Department of Economics ( email )

Houston, TX 77204-5882
United States
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Simon Potter

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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