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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Regional Economist
The mismatch between job openings and job seekers
Maria E. Canon
Mingyu Chen
Abstract

Today's high unemployment rate is often linked to a structural imbalance—a mismatch between the skills and location required to fill vacant jobs and the skills and geographical preferences of the unemployed. But the evidence downplays the role of this mismatch.


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Maria E. Canon & Mingyu Chen, "The mismatch between job openings and job seekers" , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, The Regional Economist, issue July, pages 10-11, 2011.
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Keywords: Unemployment ; Labor market
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