Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Does the Internet Help the Unemployed Find Jobs?

Choi, Eleanor Jawon. "Does the Internet Help the Unemployed Find Jobs?" Working paper prepared for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2011.

From the report: "This paper investigates whether using the Internet for job search helps unemployed workers find jobs. … results suggest that unemployed workers searching for jobs online are around 14 percentage points more likely to be employed during the 15 month follow-up period than unemployed workers who do not engage in Internet job search. This implies that using the Internet for job search raises the 15-month job finding rate by around 26 percent at the mean." Read more