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Unemployment and labor force participation in the United States

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This paper uses historical data from the United States to investigate the relationship between unemployment and labor force participation. Cointegration analysis supports a long-run relationship between these two variables, which leads us to question the empirical relevance of the unemployment invariance hypothesis for the United States.

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  • Emerson, Jamie, 2011. "Unemployment and labor force participation in the United States," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 203-206, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:203-206
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    1. Tansel, Aysit & Ozdemir, Zeynel Abidin & Aksoy, Emre, 2016. "Does the Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis Hold for Canada?," IZA Discussion Papers 10178, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Aysit Tansel & Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir & Emre Aksoy, 2016. "Unemployment and labour force participation in Turkey," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 184-187.
    3. Sibel Cengiz & Afsin Sahin, 2014. "Modelling nonlinear behavior of labor force participation rate by STAR: An application for Turkey," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 7(1), pages 113-127, April.
    4. John K. Dagsvik & Tom Kornstad & Terje Skjerpen, 2016. "Discouraged worker effects and barriers against employment for immigrant and non-immigrant women," Discussion Papers 845, Statistics Norway, Research Department.
    5. Makoto Kakinaka & Hiroaki Miyamoto, 2012. "Unemployment and labour force participation in Japan," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(11), pages 1039-1043, July.
    6. Aysit Tansel & Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir, 2016. "Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis, Added and Discouraged Worker Effects in Canada?," Working Papers 2016/3, Turkish Economic Association.
    7. Liu, De-Chih, 2014. "The link between unemployment and labor force participation rates in Japan: A regional perspective," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 52-58.
    8. John Dagsvik & Tom Kornstad & Terje Skjerpen, 2013. "Labor force participation and the discouraged worker effect," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 401-433.
    9. Tansel, Aysit & Ozdemir, Zeynel Abidin & Aksoy, Emre, 2016. "Does Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis Hold for Canada?," MPRA Paper 72869, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Aysit Tansel & Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir & Emre Aksoy, 2016. "Does Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis Hold for Canada?," Working Papers 2016/3, Turkish Economic Association.
    11. Ozerkek, Y., 2013. "Unemployment And Labor Force Participation: A Panel Cointegration Analysis For European Countries," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(1), pages 67-76.

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