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Recall and Unemployment

Shigeru Fujita and Giuseppe Moscarini ()

No 17-29, Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Abstract: We document in the Survey of Income and Program Participation covering 1990- 2013 that a surprisingly large share of workers return to their previous employer after a jobless spell and experience very different unemployment and employment outcomes than job switchers. The probability of recall is much less procyclical and volatile than the probability of finding a new employer. We add to a quantitative, and otherwise canonical, search-and-matching model of the labor market a recall option, which can be activated freely following aggregate and job-specific productivity shocks. Recall and search effort significantly amplify the cyclical volatility of new job-finding and separation probabilities.

Keywords: Recall; unemployment; duration; matching function; business cycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 E32 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge and nep-mac
Date: 2017-06-29
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