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Job Vacancies in Colombia: 1976-2012


  • Andrés Álvarez


  • Marc Hofstetter



Based on the counting of Help-wanted advertisements in print newspapers, we present national vacancy indexes and vacancy rates for Colombia. These series will allow tackling a myriad of questions related to the functioning of the labor markets in emerging economies, where such datasets were not available until now.

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  • Andrés Álvarez & Marc Hofstetter, 2013. "Job Vacancies in Colombia: 1976-2012," Borradores de Economia 797, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:797

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    1. Luis E. Arango & Luz A. Flórez, 2016. "Determinants of structural unemployment in Colombia. A search approach," Borradores de Economia 969, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    2. Leonardo Fabio Morales & José Lobo, 2017. "Estimating Vacancies from Firms’ Hiring behavior: The Case of a Developing Economy," Borradores de Economia 1017, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Vacancies; Help-wanted index; unemployment; Beveridge curve; labor market; Colombia. Classification JEL:E24; E32; J63; J64;

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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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