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Defining and Measuring Unmet Labour Demand

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  • Farm, Ante

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    This paper first clarifies the distinction between vacancies as ‘job openings’ (recruitment processes), which are measured in traditional vacancy statistics, and vacancies as ‘unfilled jobs’ (unmet labour demand). It then presents a method of measuring unmet demand in enterprise surveys and illustrates this method with statistics from a new vacancy survey in Sweden.

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    Paper provided by Swedish Institute for Social Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 1/2003.

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    Length: 12 pages
    Date of creation: 10 Jan 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:sofiwp:2003_001

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    Keywords: Job vacancies; unmet labour demand;

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    1. Nber, 1966. "The Measurement and Interpretation of Job Vacancies," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number unkn66-2, July.
    2. Hansen, Bent, 1970. "Excess Demand, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Wages," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, MIT Press, vol. 84(1), pages 1-23, February.
    3. Charles Holt & Martin David, 1966. "The Concept of Job Vacancies in a Dynamic Theory of the Labor Market," NBER Chapters, in: The Measurement and Interpretation of Job Vacancies, pages 73-110 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Farm, Ante, 2004. "A Theory of Vacancies," Working Paper Series, Swedish Institute for Social Research 1/2005, Swedish Institute for Social Research.

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