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New Estimates of British Unemployment, 1870-1913

Boyer, George; Hatton, Timothy


We present new estimates of the British industrial unemployment rate for 1870-1913, which improve on the Board of Trade's prior estimates. We use similar sources, but our series includes additional industrial sectors, allows for short-time working, and aggregates the various sectors using appropriate labor-force weights from the census. The resulting index suggests a rate of industrial unemployment that was generally higher, but less volatile, than the board's index. We then adjust our series...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic History
DOI: 10.1017/S0022050702001031


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