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Author: Linda Levine
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recovery, economic, unemployment
Number of Pages: 11
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437939163
ISBN-13: 9781437939163

Although the economy has begun growing again, it may be a while before the unemployment rate shows steady improvement. The unemployment rate is considered a lagging indicator, meaning that its ups and downs happen some time after the ups and downs of other indicators of economic activity. For example, more than a year elapsed before the unemployment rate trended downward following the end of the 1990-1991 and 2001 recessions. This led the two to be labeled jobless recoveries. By contrast, after four earlier recessions the unemployment rate began a sustained decline within four to five months.

Author: Jan C. van Ours
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: unemployment, evidence, natural, experiment, jobs, post, benefits, quality, duration
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2006

This paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia's unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected. The paper finds that the law change had no effect on the type of contract (temporary versus permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment job, or the wage earned in the job.

Author: Aysegul Sahin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recession, current, gap, gender, unemployment
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437931170
ISBN-13: 9781437931174

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The condition of the U.S. labor market has been deteriorating rapidly during the current recession. Payroll employment declined by close to 7 million and the unemployment rate increased to 9.7%, the highest level since 1983. The current recession has had a more adverse effect on men than women. Since the start of the recession, the unemployment rate for men has increased much more than for women. The authors document that the disproportionate increase in the unemployment inflow rate for men caused this discrepancy. Men are more c

Author: Steven A. Camarota
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: employment, native, immigrant, trends
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437916260
ISBN-13: 9781437916263

This report finds that immigrants have been hit somewhat harder by the current recession than have native-born Americans. Immigrants (legal and illegal) now have significantly higher unemployment than natives. This represents a change from the recent past, when native-born Americans typically had higher unemployment rates. The picture is complex, with the least and most educated immigrants experiencing the largest increases in unemployment relative to natives. However, the least educated immigrants still have a lower unemployment rate than their native-born counter parts. Tables and graphs.

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: york, state, new, legislation, unemployment, insurance, history
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 1994-01
ISBN-10: 0788103016
ISBN-13: 9780788103018

Provides the background and highlights of Federal and New York state laws on unemployment coverage, the amount and duration of benefits, entitlement and disqualification provisions, and methods of financing. A ready reference on the development of unemployment insurance since the first Federal legislation was enacted in 1935.

Author: Edward S. Knotek
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economic, review, reprint, law, okuns, useful
Number of Pages: 432
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1428988912
ISBN-13: 9781428988910

From the beginning of 2003 through the first quarter of 2006, real gross domestic product in the U.S. grew at an average annual rate of 3.4% As expected, unemployment during the period fell. Over the course of the next year, average growth slowed to less than half its earlier rate -- but unemployment continued to drift downward. This situation presented a puzzle, who expected the unemployment rate to increase as the economy slowed. This negative correlation between GDP growth & unemployment has been named ¿Okun¿s law.¿ This article considers the usefulness of Okun¿s law for policymakers &

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: june, outlook, employment, oecd
Number of Pages: 235
Published: 2000-06-20
ISBN-10: 9264176535
ISBN-13: 9789264176539

Output and employment are growing at a reasonable clip and unemployment, while still unacceptably high, is declining in many OECD countries. However, policies to durably reduce unemployment and promote job creation remain crucial.  This edition of the OECD Employment Outlook includes chapters on regional disparities in labour markets, employment in the service economy, unemployment benefits eligibility criteria, and the renaissance in self-employment. A Statistical Annex is provided.
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