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Labor market fluctuations in Japan and the U.S.--how similar are they?

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  • Hesna Genay
  • Prakash Loungani

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This article examines the sources of fluctuations in Japanese and U.S. labor markets. Despite the differences in the structures of the two labor markets, the authors find that unemployment and vacancies respond similarly to aggregate shocks. However, different shocks appear to be important in explaining fluctuations in the two labor markets.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (1997)
Issue (Month): May ()
Pages: 15-28

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:1997:i:may:p:15-28:n:v.21no.3

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Keywords: Labor market ; Unemployment;

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Cited by:
  1. William Blankenau and M. Ayhan Kose, 2001. "How different is the cyclical behavior of home production across countries?," Computing in Economics and Finance 2001 117, Society for Computational Economics.
  2. Ellen R. Rissman, 1997. "Measuring labor market turbulence," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue May, pages 2-14.

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