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Do the Employed Get Better Job Offers?




In a previous post, we examined the job search behavior of workers, both on the job and while unemployed. We found that job seeking is pervasive among employed workers, and that searching while employed is more effective than searching while unemployed in producing employer contacts and job offers. But how do the offers received through “on the job” searches compare to those received while unemployed? What do their wages look like, how do they compare in terms of nonwage benefits, and how much bargaining between employers and job applicants is involved? In this post, we shed some light on how job offers may vary depending on the employment status of the job seeker.

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  • R. Jason Faberman & Thomas Haasl & Andreas I. Mueller & Ayşegül Şahin, 2018. "Do the Employed Get Better Job Offers?," Liberty Street Economics 20180404, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednls:87249

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    1. Bańnkowska, Katarzyna & Borlescu, Ana Maria & Charalambakis, Evangelos & Da Silva, António Dias & Di Laurea, Davide & Dossche, Maarten & Georgarakos, Dimitris & Honkkila, Juha & Kennedy, Neale & Kenny, 2021. "ECB Consumer Expectations Survey: an overview and first evaluation," Occasional Paper Series 287, European Central Bank.

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    job offers; employed; unemployed; nonemployed; labor; benefits; bargaining; wages; job seekers;
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    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General


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