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May 1984

Recessionary impacts on the unemployment of men and women

Sigurd R. Nilsen

Both sexes had higher levels of unemployment in 1982 than in 1975, but the interyear difference was far greater for men; changes in the industrial mix of the labor force tending to reduce unemployment were overwhelmed by cyclical increases in unemployment in specific industries and in the number of new jobseekers.

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