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Unemployment and Labor Market Issues in Algeria

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  • Davide Furceri

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The aim of this paper is to analyze unemployment and labor market developments in Algeria and assess the factors that may hamper employment creation. The results of the paper suggest that the relative low output-employment elasticities and rigid labor market are the main factors behind the still high level of unemployment, particularly among the youth. Simulation analyses, based on the results on the relation between labor market institutions and unemployment, show that improvement in labor market conditions in Algeria would be key in reducing unemployment both in the short- and medium-term.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 12/99.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2012
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/99

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Keywords: Unemployment; Labor markets; Wage bargaining; employment; unemployment rate; youth unemployment; unemployment rates; employment intensity; bargaining; unemployment outcomes; unemployment statistics; employment growth; unemployment benefits; high unemployment; economically active population; employment creation; labor demand; long-term unemployment; rate of unemployment; total employment; unemployment spells; high unemployment rates; employment statistics; unemployment compensation; unemployed; youth employment; public employment; employment protection; labor force participation; severance; labor force participations; duration of unemployment; total unemployment; employment costs; labor force entrants; job creation; duration of unemployment benefits; employment strategy; employment laws; low employment; employment patterns; female unemployment; average employment; employment opportunities; family allowance; overall employment; employment protection legislation; aggregate employment; employment increases; labor force growth; decline in unemployment; social security;

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