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Replication data for: Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the US Unemployment Rate

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Feng, Shuaizhang
  • Hu, Yingyao
Publication Date
2013-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using recent results in the measurement error literature, we show that the official US unemployment rate substantially underestimates the true level of unemployment, due to misclassification errors in the labor force status in the Current Population Survey. During the period from January 1996 to August 2011, the corrected monthly unemployment rates are between 1 and 4.4 percentage points (2.1 percentage points on average) higher than the official rates, and are more sensitive to changes in business cycles. The labor force participation rates, however, are not affected by this correction.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.2.1054 (Text)
Publications
  • Feng, Shuaizhang, and Yingyao Hu. “Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the US Unemployment Rate.” American Economic Review 103, no. 2 (April 2013): 1054–70. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.2.1054.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.2.1054 (DOI)

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Feng, Shuaizhang; Hu, Yingyao (2013): Replication data for: Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the US Unemployment Rate. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112598