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Building a composite Help-Wanted Index

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This paper builds a measure of vacancy posting over 1951-2009 that captures the behavior of total--print and online-- help-wanted advertising, and can be used for time series analysis of the US labor market.

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  • Barnichon, Regis, 2010. "Building a composite Help-Wanted Index," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(3), pages 175-178, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:3:p:175-178
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