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Business cycles and aggregate labor-market fluctuations

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  • Finn E. Kydland

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An overview of some recent findings about the cyclical behavior of the aggregate labor market and its relation to the overall business cycle, discussing theory and measurement issues such as the role of household production, the impact of differences in cyclical behavior of workers with different skills, and the fact that labor-input changes take the forms of both employment and hours-per-worker movements.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 9312.

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Keywords: Business cycles ; Labor market;

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