Shocking Aspects of Canadian Labor Markets

Author/Editor:

Bennett W Sutton ; Tamim Bayoumi ; Andrew J Swiston

Publication Date:

March 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We analyze the flexibility of the Canadian labor market across provinces in both an interand intra-national context using macroeconomic data on employment, unemployment, participation, and (for Canada) migration and real wages. We find that Canadian labor markets respond in a similar manner to their U.S. counterparts and are more flexible than those in major euro area countries. Within Canada, the results indicate that labor markets in Ontario and provinces further west are more flexible, particularly with regard to migration, while those further east are less so.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/83

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451863437/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006083

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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