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White-and-blue-collar jobs in the recent recession and recovery: who's singing the blues?

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  • Erica L. Groshen
  • Donald R. Williams

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An investigation of the 1990-91 recession's impact on blue- versus white-collar workers, showing that although blue-collar workers bore the brunt of the downturn, white-collar employment growth was unusually slow by historical standards.

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  • Erica L. Groshen & Donald R. Williams, 1992. "White-and-blue-collar jobs in the recent recession and recovery: who's singing the blues?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q IV, pages 2-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1992:i:qiv:p:2-12:n:v.28no.4
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    1. David E. Altig & Michael F. Bryan, 1992. "Can conventional theory explain the unconventional recovery?," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Apr.
    2. Randall W. Eberts & Erica L. Groshen, 1991. "Is this really a "white-collar recession"?," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Mar.
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