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April 2009, Vol. 132, No. 4
Trends in labor force flows during recent recessions
Harley J. Frazis
Research Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Randy E. Ilg
Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
An analysis of labor force status flows reveals that the current recession, characterized by the slowing of flows into employment, differs from the recession of 2001 and most earlier recessions, which were marked more by increasing flows out of employment.
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