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Discordant city employment cycles

Michael Owyang (), Jeremy Piger () and Howard Wall ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper estimates city-level employment cycles for 58 large U.S. cities and documents the substantial cross-city variation in the timing, lengths, and frequencies of their employment contractions. It also shows how the spread of city-level contractions associated with U.S. recessions has tended to follow recession-specific geographic patterns. In addition, cities within the same state or region have tended to have similar employment cycles. We find no evidence, that similarities in employment cycles are related to similarities in industry mix, although cities with more-similar high school attainment and mean establishment size have tended to have more-similar employment cycles.

Keywords: City; Employment; Cycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-mac and nep-ure
Date: 2010-08-12
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