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Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions

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  • Commander, Simon
  • Yemtsov, Ruslan

Registered unemployment in Russia is now 2 percent; surveys indicate a true rate of between 5 and 6 percent. Until now, flow in and out of unemployment have been quite large, with duration low. This may be changing as the ease with which workers are matched to jobs declines -- in part because of financing constraints on firms. Already there is great regional variation in unemployment -- which, as this model indicates, is likely to persist because of the mismatch in distribtution of jobs and the unemployed.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 1426.

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Date of creation: 28 Feb 1995
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:1426
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