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Regional disparities in gross job and worker flows in Finland

  • Petri Böckerman

    (Labour Institute for Economic Research, Finland)

  • Mika Maliranta

    (Statistics Finland, Finland)

The aim of this study is to characterize the structure and the evolution of Finnish regional labour markets in terms of gross job and worker flows using establishment- level data. There is no solid evidence that the gross job creation rate is on average lower in Eastern and Northern Finland. The rapid rise in regional unemployment disparities in the 1990s can be explained via the rise in the disparities in the gross job destruction rates across regions during the great slump of the early 1990s. There are also distinct regional differences in the adjustment of labour demand at the establishment level.

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Article provided by Finnish Economic Association in its journal Finnish Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 14 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (Autumn)
Pages: 84-103

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Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:14:y:2001:i:2:p:84-103
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