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The Distribution and Determinants of Job Vacancies: Evidence From the 2001 Employers Skill Survey

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  • Dickerson, Andy

    (University of Warwick)

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Despite their obvious importance for employment determination and the operation of labour markets, little is known about the distribution, nature or determinants of job vacancies. This paper describes and analyses the results of a large-scale establishment-level survey for England conducted in Spring 2001. It documents the distribution of unfilled jobs and investigates the factors which influence firms' recruitment practices and difficulties in a period of strong labour demand. While there is considerable heterogeneity in the stock of vacancies, it is possible to identify a downward sloping UV relationship between vacancies and the local unemployment rate.

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  • Dickerson, Andy, 2003. "The Distribution and Determinants of Job Vacancies: Evidence From the 2001 Employers Skill Survey," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 63, Royal Economic Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2003:63
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    1. Steven J. Davis & R. Jason Faberman & John C. Haltiwanger, 2013. "The Establishment-Level Behavior of Vacancies and Hiring," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(2), pages 581-622.
    2. Jessica Bennett & Seamus McGuinness, 2009. "Assessing the impact of skill shortages on the productivity performance of high-tech firms in Northern Ireland," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(6), pages 727-737.

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    Keywords

    vacancies; skill-shortages; labour demand; local unemployment; UV curves;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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