It's been a while since I've looked at patterns in gross labour market flows; the last time was here. The basic methodology is taken from Stephen Tapp's CJE article, in which he extracts labour market transitions from the Labour Force Survey Public Use Microdata Files. Not all transitions are covered by the LFS questionnaire, but we can get recover some of them:
- Hires: People who are employed, and who have been at their current job for one month or less.
- Layoffs: People who have been unemployed for 4 weeks or less, and who were laid off from their previous job.
- Leavers: People who have been unemployed for 4 weeks or less, and who left their previous job of their own accord.