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Table 2 Hires and separations decomposition by individual and business characteristics 2001:Q1 – 2010:Q4, LEHD, JOLTS, and CPS quarterly data

From: The recent decline in employment dynamics

  LEHD Hires LEHD Separations JOLTS Hires JOLTS Separations CPS Hires CPS Separations
2001:Q1 .276 .266 .141 .143 .199 .204
2010:Q4 .187 .185 .106 .101 .173 .172
Change -.089 -.081 -.035 -.042 -.026 -.032
% of decline explained by       
  Worker age 12.6% 11.2%    23.3% 15.0%
  Gender 0.2% 0.2%    −0.3% −0.3%
  Race - ethnicity −1.8% −1.7%     
  Education −0.4% −0.4%    23.2% 25.4%
  Industry −6.3% −5.8% −2.6% −1.4% −4.4% −3.5%
  Firm size 2.4% 2.3%     
  Estab size    −0.7% −0.7%   
  Firm age 8.4% 7.5%     
  1. Notes: LEHD data for 30 states were downloaded from the Cornell Virtual RDC. JOLTS national monthly data by industry were downloaded from the BLS website and converted to a quarterly frequency. JOLTS national monthly data by establishment size are available upon request from BLS. CPS national monthly data were downloaded from the Federal Reserve website and converted to a quarterly frequency. CPS data by demographic and business characteristics were provided by Bruce Fallick. All data are seasonally adjusted.