Unemployment rate in Georgia is 40%

Why we’re seeing mass layoffs in the US but not the UK

The Failure of LBJ’s Great Society and What It Means for the 21st Century

You wonder why people bother to work in some European welfare states

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How do workers put food on table when they drop out of the labour force after unemployment insurance cuts?

The first @PaulKrugman explains European labour market regulation

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Source: Unmitigated Gauls (1998).

More than 15% of unemployed Europeans haven’t had a job for more than four years

What if French and Americans swapped working hours per year

% of unemployment that is more than 12 months, USA, UK, Germany and France

As the British labour market and long-term unemployment was starting to get something like that in the USA, the USA started to have unemployment it was more like the European labour markets in terms of the number of long-term unemployed. Nothing much happened in Germany and France.

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Source: OECD StatExtract.

German unemployment incidence by duration since 1983

German long term unemployment has been pretty stable albeit with an up-and-down after German unification. There is also a fall in long-term unemployment after some labour market reforms around 2005.

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Source: OECD StatExtract.

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