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Job gains and losses at large and small firms during the Great Recession


  • Lowell R. Ricketts
  • Juan M. Sanchez


Conventional wisdom says that employment at small firms declines more than employment at large firms during recessions. However, that doesn?t seem to have been the case during the Great Recession of 2007-09.

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  • Lowell R. Ricketts & Juan M. Sanchez, 2012. "Job gains and losses at large and small firms during the Great Recession," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jul.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2012:i:jul:x:2

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