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Local joblessness has persisted because of persistent job loss

Amior, Michael and Manning, Alan ORCID: 0000-0002-7884-3580 (2015) Local joblessness has persisted because of persistent job loss. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Jul 2015). Website.

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A common explanation for continued economic hardship and unemployment in many cities in the U.S. is workers’ lack of ability or desire to move. In new research which examines more than 722 ‘commuting zones’, Michael Amior and Alan Manning find that many cities which have endured declining employment have also experienced large population outflows, but because of continued industrial decline, there has been little change in the local employment rate. They argue that while firms might be attracted by these cities’ low wages and slack labor markets, these advantages are ultimately undone by the large migratory outflows, which reduce the supply of labor and demand for local services.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:47

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