Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162371
Authors: 
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 361
Abstract: 
As the largest economy in the world, the US labor market is crucial to the economic well-being of citizens worldwide as well as, of course, that of its own citizens. Since 2000 the US labor market has undergone substantial changes, both reflecting the Great Recession, but also resulting from some striking trends. Most interesting have been a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate, reversing a nearly 50-year trend; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the little-known continuing growth in post-inflation average earnings.
Subjects: 
unemployment
real earnings
US
JEL: 
E24
N32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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