Understanding gross worker flows across U.S. states

  title={Understanding gross worker flows across U.S. states},
  author={Daniele Coen-Pirani},
A surprising but robust characteristic of workers’ migration patterns across locations (states and metropolitan areas) within the U.S. is the positive correlation between inflow and outflow rates. This pattern cannot be accounted for by standard equilibrium models of employment reallocation across geographic areas in which net and gross flows of workers coincide. Further, micro-level evidence shows that inflows and outflows of workers tend to simultaneously occur within narrowly defined… CONTINUE READING

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