Jobs and growth are still linked (that is, Okun’s Law still holds)

Laurence Ball, Daniel Leigh, Prakash Loungani, 26 January 2013



Unemployment rates remain high in most advanced countries. Many scholars have drawn attention to an apparent decoupling of unemployment increases from output declines during the Great Recession (e.g. IMF 2010, Cazes et al. 2011).

Topics: Global crisis, Labour markets
Tags: jobless recovery, Okun, output, unemployment

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