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Gross Worker Flows and Unemployment Dynamics in Japan

Ching-Yang Lin () and Hiroaki Miyamoto

No EMS_2010_07, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: This paper studies worker flows dynamics in Japan for the period between 1980 and 2009. We construct gross worker flows data from the monthly Labour Force Survey. Our data enables us to examine the size and cyclical patterns of the flows and transition rates between the states of employment, unemployment, and not-in-the labor force. We find that the cyclical pattern of worker flows is similar to that found in other countries, while worker flows in Japan are generally smaller than those in the U.S. and European countries. We also decompose changes in unemployment into contributions due to changes in unemployment inflow and outflow rates. We find that both inflow and outflow rate play an important role to account for variation in the unemployment rate in Japan.

Keywords: Unemployment dynamics; Gross worker flows; Job finding rate; Separation rate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 E32 J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2010-06
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