Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155542
Authors: 
Gottfries, Nils
Stadin, Karolina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6300
Abstract: 
We examine the matching process using monthly panel data for local labour markets in Sweden. We find that an increase in the number of vacancies has a weak effect on the number of unemployed workers being hired: unemployed workers appear to be unable to compete for many available jobs. Vacancies are filled quickly and there is no (or only weak) evidence that high unemployment makes it easier to fill vacancies; hiring appears to be determined by labour demand while frictions and labour supply play small roles. These results indicate persistent mismatch in the labour market.
Subjects: 
structural unemployment
frictional unemployment
matching function
labour demand
labour supply
JEL: 
J23
J62
J63
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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