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Economic Brief

April 2013, No. 13-04

Job Search Behavior: Lessons from Online Job Search

Marianna Kudlyak and Jessie Romero

While there is a large body of theoretical work about the job search process, there is relatively little empirical evidence about important aspects of workers' search behavior. A new database of online job posting data sheds light on how workers search for jobs.

Additional Resources

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Eeckhout, Jan, and Philipp Kircher, "Identifying Sorting — In Theory," Review of Economic Studies, July 2011, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 872-906. (A previous version of this paper is available online.)

Krueger, Alan B., and Andreas Mueller, "Job Search and Job Finding in a Period of Mass Unemployment: Evidence from High-Frequency Longitudinal Data,” CEPS Working Paper No. 215, January 2011.

Kudlyak, Marianna, Damba Lkhagvasuren, and Roman Sysuyev, "Sorting by Skill over the Course of Job Search," Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper No. 12-03, April 2012 (revised September 2014).

Mortensen, Dale T., "Markets with Search Frictions and the DMP Model," American Economic Review, June 2011, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 1073-1091. (The Nobel Prize lecture is available online.)

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