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Testimony of John M. Abowd Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommitte on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Labor Dynamics Institute
  • John M. Abowd, Cornell University
  • Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University
Publication Date
2-15-2012
Abstract

We focus attention on gross flows in the labor market and their role in economic reallocation. Economists distinguish between movements of individuals (gross worker flows) and those associated with businesses (gross job flows). The gross worker flows are accessions (hiring and recalls) and separations (quits, layoffs, retirements, and firings). The gross job flows are creations (increases in the employment of a given business establishment) and destructions (decreases in employment of a given business establishments). In our testimony, we discuss the different flows and the regional variation therein over the last recession.

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Where the jobs are: Employment trends and analysis: Hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, 112th Cong. (2012)(testimony of John M. Abowd & Lars Vilhuber)

Figures referenced in the text are available as separate movies, see Additional Files section, or the Youtube playlist embedded below. The testimony is described on the House Committee site.

Citation Information
John M. Abowd and Lars Vilhuber. "Testimony of John M. Abowd Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommitte on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lars_vilhuber/18/