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Labor Indicators: Some of Today's Trends Pre-Date the Great Recession


  • Kudlyak, Marianna

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

  • Sanchez, Juan M.

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)


Although the unemployment rate is strong these days, other labor-related statistics are being called weak for this stage of an economic recovery. The downward trend in labor force participation, wage growth, job reallocation and other stats started a long time ago, however.

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  • Kudlyak, Marianna & Sanchez, Juan M., 2016. "Labor Indicators: Some of Today's Trends Pre-Date the Great Recession," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jan.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:00097

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