The Mismatch between Job Openings and Job Seekers

Canon, Maria E.; Mingyu Chen
July 2011
Regional Economist;Jul2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p10
Trade Publication
The article examines whether the mismatch in employee skills versus employer requirement influences the high unemployment rate. An analysis of a possible cause of the mismatch shows that the new positions being created are not from the same sectors where unemployment rose. An explanation of the geographic mismatch is offer. The conclusion is that these types of mismatch have little bearing on unemployment. The authors say that extended hiring time may have more impact on the unemployment rate.


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