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Employment Growth And Commuting Patterns In Rural Labor Markets


  • Davis, Elizabeth E.
  • Bachewe, Fantu


We estimate a county-level labor market model for Minnesota in order to decompose employment growth into labor force, commuting, and unemployment changes. Preliminary results suggest that 1990-2000 employment growth was accommodated by increased in-commuting and labor force growth, with in-commuting more important in metro than rural counties.

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  • Davis, Elizabeth E. & Bachewe, Fantu, 2004. "Employment Growth And Commuting Patterns In Rural Labor Markets," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 19955, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:19955

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