Output and unemployment: how do they relate today?
Abstract: Fifty years ago, Arthur Okun examined the relationship between output growth and the unemployment rate. The empirical relationship of the resulting ?Okun?s law? has remained largely intact since then, including during the Great Recession. However, while the law does fit our intuition about economic relationships, it should not necessarily be taken to be causal.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Part of Series: The Regional Economist
Publication Date: 2013