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Google Econometrics and Unemployment Forecasting

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  • Nikolaos Askitas
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann

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The current economic crisis requires fast information to predict economic behavior early, which is difficult at times of structural changes. This paper suggests an innovative new method of using data on internet activity for that purpose. It demonstrates strong correlations between keyword searches and unemployment rates using monthly German data and exhibits a strong potential for the method used.

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Article provided by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin in its journal Applied Economics Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 55 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 107-120

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Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqaeq:v55_y2009_i2_q2_p107-120

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Keywords: Google; internet; keyword search; search engine; unemployment; predictions; time-series analysis;

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  1. Measuring unemployment with Google
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2009-07-01 08:02:00
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