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Has structural change contributed to a jobless recovery?

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  • Erica L. Groshen
  • Simon M. Potter

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The current recovery has seen steady growth in output but no corresponding rise in employment. A look at layoff trends and industry job gains and losses in 2001-03 suggests that structural change - the permanent relocation of workers from some industries to others - may help explain the stalled growth in jobs.

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  • Erica L. Groshen & Simon M. Potter, 2003. "Has structural change contributed to a jobless recovery?," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 9(Aug).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednci:y:2003:i:aug:n:v.9no.8
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