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The Matching Process: Search Or Mismatch?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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 very 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 Swedish labour market.

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Uppsala, 2016. , 55 p.
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2016:14
Keyword [en]
structural unemployment, frictional unemployment, matching function, labour demand, labour supply
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Economics
Research subject
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308304OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308304DiVA: diva2:1049310
Available from: 2016-11-24 Created: 2016-11-24 Last updated: 2016-11-25Bibliographically approved

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