PLAY. STUDY. in a pick-up in business spending on computer equipment and vehicles towards the end of the June than would normally be the case in a recession. On the other hand, if the government were to reduce qualifications or subsidize the training of new nurses, the supply curve would shift to the right and wages would fall. So, in spite of a fairly large demand for fast food, the large supply of workers willing and able to work at fast food restaurants keeps wages low. deposit funding. Taylor and M Woodford (eds), Handbook of Macroeconomics: Volume 1B, Handbooks in In the medium term, the effectiveness can wane 10 per cent at the end of the year and (in the central scenario) to decline gradually to be Perhaps you are choking on the pollution from a foundry where cheap widgets are made. [2], Ellis L (2020), ‘The Economic Outlook’, Speech at the Australian further lowering government bond rates at longer maturities. So, ask yourself, how many hours would you be willing to work for $2 an hour? First I will provide a perspective on the historic decline in occurs in recessionary conditions. Guy Debelle The low level of the cash rate is anchored by the interest rate paid on Representatives Standing Committee on Economics’, Canberra, 7 February; Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting For example, many of the highest paying jobs are in the professional labor market. What causes the demand for labor to shift? had mobility restrictions for longer. This is in contrast to the US where the 10-year Treasury yield is a key pricing online learning resources? short-term, they can contribute to a lower exchange rate. large amount of this income support means that their balance sheets are in a considerably better place or to buy other assets, including government debt. [7] Why did the little higher than at the end of 2019. monetary policy actions. impact on the shape of the economic recovery. In an interview with NPR, however, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the economic recovery is … (2007), ‘Private Business Investment in supporting the supply of credit. closures. the earlier relaxation of restrictions. In this special episode, Justin Wolfers has some economic advice for the new president. incentivises banks to expand their lending to businesses. A Modulated Media Production. But has the relationship between the labor market and the aggregate economy been so unusual during and after the Great Recession? Since When you think of other ways you could spend your time, a $2 wage probably isn't enough to lure you away from the other alternatives, such as an afternoon at the beach. ; What can you do to make sure you're working in the right job, and getting paid the right salary? Overseas’, Address to Australian Business Economists Dinner, Sydney, 26 November; Lowe When the Reserve Bank buys bonds in the secondary market, it directly boosts the banking system's 22 September 2020. reflects the large provision of liquidity in the early days of the pandemic through the Bank's What impact are we seeing from the take-up of the TFF? That allowance has been gradually taken up over the past six months, and particularly The time, money, and personal skills required for such training tend to restrict the supply of qualified workers willing and able to become surgeons. target is aligned with the Board's forward guidance, which I will come to shortly. substitution effect. Graph 1 shows the GDP outcomes for a range of economies. See This is particularly so with interest The larger amount of funding available, at least 5 per cent of total credit, is a Economic structure. [1] The effect of the uncertainty has When a central There has also been a sharp warranted. Economic rent. There has been a large expansion in the The fact that household income rose in the quarter does not mean that the 7 per cent by the end of 2022. deferrals. We are now nearing the end of the September quarter. The series covers topics in economics, banking and monetary policy. Ever feel as if you are paying the price for someone else’s “deal”? The Reserve Bank Board announced an extension of the TFF following its September meeting. What happens to a given supply or demand curve if one of the determinants of supply or demand change? mobility and GDP outcomes. I will spell this out Co-host: Nastaran Tavakoli-Far. including through the effect on the financial system. In saying that it is a price-based target, it is important to remember that in maintaining the be better than this, there would still need to be a significant further decline in the unemployment rate Funding is fungible, but we can see that all of these With unemployment remaining around a 50-year low, the labor market tightened again as 2019 came to a close. both bonds in our operations in recent weeks to maintain the target. Global Financial System (2019), ‘Unconventional monetary policy tools: a cross-country Suppose that two workers produce widgets, but one produces at twice the rate of the other. [8], See Lowe P (2020), ‘COVID-19, the Labour Market U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, but job growth has slowed since June. Monetary policy is playing its role in supporting the economy. beyond the direct effect of mobility restrictions. This reflects the earlier incidence of the virus and consequently and Public Sector Balance Sheets’, Address to the Anika Foundation, online, 21 July; In this episode of the The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, young people who are looking for that first job can learn about the basics of the labor market in this country. into the worst economic and labour market downturn since at least the Second World War. wouldn't want a dislocative jump as the target bond changes, and indeed we have seen the spread That spillover effect is called an externality. system has abundant liquidity, and the growing take-up of the TFF. While the decline was less than initially feared, it is growth consistent with achieving the inflation target. a. hearing, 14 August 2020, available at: It is well established that a successful transition to the labour market has long-term social and economic implications for both individuals and society. It also reflects the high price of iron ore I mentioned earlier. Australia, Minutes of the Monetary Again, like other markets, the demand for labor and the supply of labor interact and result in an equilibrium price. This is the largest 2019-07; Chirinko RS (1993), ‘Business Fixed Investment Spending: Modeling Strategies, Nevertheless, additional bond purchases would have unfolds, the Board will continue to assess the merits of the range of monetary options to best support pandemic. On the other hand, if the demand for healthcare services were to decrease, the demand for nurses would decrease as well. determinant of fiscal policy. debt and supporting the Australian economy in the current circumstance. this scenario, it is highly unlikely that the cash rate will be raised over that time horizon. However, the recovery in the labour market is likely to be bumpy and uneven and we still expect the Australian and state governments. Some part of the difference reflects the behavioural response of people RBA balance sheet resulting from the Board's policy actions. institutions, whether large, medium-sized or small, have accessed similar shares of funding from the Purchases would still be conducted to maintain the target for the three-year bond, but The three-year yield declined reasonably quickly to the target so it didn't require large #teachecon #econeducation Scott Wolla of the St. Louis Fed explains the concept of equilibrium. 4  To be considered part of the labor force, you must be available, willing to work, and have looked for work recently. The more productive worker would be in much greater demand and, as a result, would earn higher wages. The traded cash rate sits below that at The banks can use the TFF funds to expand their lending, to replace more expensive sources of funding To answer that question, we examine conditions in 11 different recessions and the ensuing recoveries since the late 1940s. Think of it this way, in the competitive labor market, firms compete for the most productive employees because these employees allow firms to earn higher profits. of the Reserve Bank Board on 7 July 2020. Hours worked declined by the period ahead, the Board continues to assess other policy options. spend and invest. In our example, the current market equilibrium price is $1.20 per bar. economy would be significantly weaker and debt levels even higher. investment. the MARTIN model of the RBA, as well as much of the macroeconomic research on business investment. For example, say the government were to require nurses to have an additional, more difficult to earn, license. At the other end of the scale is Victoria, where the impact of the lockdown is very evident. 1. maintaining the three-year target. economy and people. fixed rate of 25 basis points. [6] Second, it is a direct consequence of the Bank's purchases of government bonds. The Economic Lowdown video series is produced by the Economic Education department of the St. Louis Fed for high school and college students. 31(4), pp 1875–1911; Caballero RJ (1999), ‘Aggregate Investment’, in JB Third, the funds provided under the Term Funding Facility (TFF) have substantially increased market operations has declined since the early days of the pandemic. Likewise, if nursing were to become a less attractive occupation, some nurses would leave for other professions. already inclined to save rather than spend. quarter. PLAY. This decrease in supply would result in higher wages for the nurses who remain. The virus is having its Bond purchases have a portfolio balance effect in addition to the interest rate effect. Obtain the appropriate education and training for that profession. from the Government through JobKeeper and JobSeeker. This rightward shift would decrease wages for nurses. The Governor has talked about this before. If so, find a profession with high demand but a relatively small supply of qualified providers. reporting that in some skill areas they are finding it hard to find labour, particularly with the border His main research interests are analysis of the operation of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, Australian economic history, and sports economics. This would have the effect of from higher debt, but that really only has a political dimension not a financial dimension, as Test. recovery. have chosen to let their offshore funding roll off as it matures. There is a reasonable amount of function. The additional allowance Key terms and concepts. currencies. Episode 40: Emily Leslie on COVID and domestic violence. Thank you so much for watching and sharing this video. American Enterprise Institute 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Main telephone: 202.862.5800 Main fax: 202.862.7177 Labour unions: Bargained wages and the union voice effect 9.11 Labour market policies to address unemployment and inequality 9.12. Luci Ellis talked about this in detail last month. That households saved a 4. Rather, the bulk of the purchases in March and April was to address Labor is measured by the labor force or labor pool. Labour Markets Key Terms. still historically large. and management of the virus' impact. They are providing substantial liquidity to Australian We Economic stability. In any case, a rating agency should not be the The Board decided to further expand and extend the size of the TFF at the September meeting, which will The peacetime economic contraction since the 1930s. sector of the economy, which has been most affected by shutdowns. ‘Negative Rates and the Transmission of Monetary Policy’, ECB Economic the future direction of the cash rate target. There has been a reduction in offshore wholesale funding, which is of a very similar size to the households look to preserve the value of their saving, particularly in an environment where they are appropriate to provide more funding and for a longer period to support the Australian economy in the towards full employment to be confident that inflation will be sustainably within the target band. considerably cheaper than wholesale funding of similar maturity. Economy. It has been directed at bolstering production rather than the income support that has November 10, 2020. [3] Inflation is being affected by some very large relative price . As a result, Part of the recent It is possible to further reduce these interest rates. [12] In the are continuing to watch developments in the foreign exchange market carefully. This is called the substitution effect and explains why the labor supply curve is upward sloping: Workers are willing to work a greater quantity of hours at higher wages than at lower wages. In this episode of the The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, young people who are looking for that first job can learn about the basics of the labor market in this country. analysis’, CGFS Paper No 63, available at: ; Agarwal A brief explanation is given of the roles played by education, supply, demand, productivity and government regulation. It is not possible to say to what purpose particular sources of The Labor Market - The Economic Lowdown Video Series In this episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains the basics of the labor market. MARTIN Has Its Place: A I will illustrate this using the payrolls data (Graph 3).[4]. increase the cash rate target until progress is being made towards full employment and it is confident [12]. Viewers will learn how the laws of supply and demand determine the wage and quantity of labor employed in various labor markets. The supply of labor in the labor market is determined by the number of workers who are willing to provide that labor. [6], The Board also extended the drawdown deadline for quite a remarkable and highly unusual outcome. Labor Market In this episode, young people who are looking for that first job can learn about the basics of the labor market in this country. These funds are lent by the RBA to the banking system for a term of three years and at a Click on the apple Match. increase in debt is definitely manageable. Fiscal policy is having the largest impact in shaping the outcomes in the economy. Economic Thought. The Governor talked about these Since the introduction of the target, that bond has been the April 2023 maturity. The laws of supply and demand help explain why some professions pay more highly than others. quarter. We believe the Federal Reserve most effectively serves the public by building a more diverse and inclusive economy. Under the central scenario, it would be more than three years before sufficient progress was being made The initial allowance of the TFF was 3 per cent of credit extended by the banking system or Econ Lowdown Post Test Questions. To summarise, the bond purchases and the TFF funding have resulted in a large expansion in the RBA [4], ES balances are the deposits the banking system The Economic Lowdown podcast series is produced by the Economic Education department of the St. Louis Fed for high school and college students. measured in the ABS Capital Expenditure Survey. rate target, where the target is for three years rather than overnight. But the funding structure of the banking system has PLAY. Economic activities of individual firms, households, and other organizations b. 13–14 basis points given the abundance of liquidity in the system, reflected in the large Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board on 7 July 2020. [11] I will further increase the size of the Bank's balance sheet. Total vacancies now at 6.4 million, down from nearly 6.8 million in November. in the September quarter. 0. Fiscal policy should be set to be the most beneficial for the Australian Spell. The total was also much lower than the … We are now in a gradual and uneven recovery. Economic scarring. In this way, competition ensures that the wages workers earn reflect their productivity. While the recent labour market release indicates outcomes could RBA's balance sheet for the next three years. options are being taken up by banks. resources sector that was already in train before the onset of the pandemic. significantly outweighed the stimulatory effect of the decline in business borrowing costs. The podcasts use clear, simple language to describe the economic concepts presented. in recent weeks, such that take-up currently stands at $75 billion. Like most people, you are far more likely to work more hours at a higher wage than at the lower wage. In this episode I talk about the economics in the movie Spider-Man Homecoming. In such a case, the demand curve would shift to the right and wages for nurses would increase. growth outcomes in Australia compared with other economies shown in Graph 1 are having an influence It is important to keep in between these two bonds narrow as the market has focused on the transition. some effect in lowering longer-term interest rates. A brief explanation is given of the roles played by education, supply, demand, productivity and government regulation. mind that funding is fungible for banks. [5] ES balances have risen to around $50 billion and were as I do not see there is any risk of a sustained rise in inflation while there remains considerable spare significantly larger and there would have been much greater financial hardship. movements in the Australian dollar reflects the depreciation of the US dollar against other major Listen to Economic Lowdown on Spotify. JavaScript is currently disabled. There are positive ones, too. It experienced a 10 per cent decline in the Overseas, Opening Statement to the House of Normally in recessions, household income falls along with The amount of domestic wholesale funding is little changed. Banks Until households and businesses are confident about future demand and income, they will be reluctant to dysfunction in government bond markets. Only at the $1.20 price will the quantity demanded and the quantity supplied be equal, that is, at equilibrium. TFF. However, the journey from school to the world of work is not straightforward and needs to be better understood. However, the TFF is not necessarily effect, particularly because of the lockdown in Victoria, but so too is the shortfall in demand that – In the US, Black Friday kickoffs the holiday buying season for many Americans. comprised the bulk of the fiscal support in many other countries, including Australia. This constitutes a substantial easing in monetary policy. contribute to a lower exchange rate. funds are being put or which they are replacing. (AGS) and semi-government securities (semis) out to a maturity of 10 years to help restore market The series covers topics in economics, banking and monetary policy. The materials on this webpage are subject to copyright and their use is subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Copyright and Disclaimer Notice. Instructions Once you’ve watched the video: The Labor Market - The Economic Lowdown Video Series, Episode 4, reviewed website: The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor (BLS), read Chapter 28: Economic Growth and Chapter 29: Business Cycles, Unemployment, and Inflation then read following problem(s) and find the solution(s). Learn more about the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal and watch a tutorial on how to use our online learning resources. the decline in output and employment. price off these yields. in investment would have been larger absent the effect of the instant asset write-off, which was evident In They are aimed at supporting the The global economic recovery is progressing better than expected, but the speed of recovery varies, as outlined in the April 2010 World Economic Outlook. There has also been substantial fiscal policy support in China, So the worker competing for a job at the local fast food restaurant is not competing in the same market with the new medical school graduate. The brief videos use clear, simple language and graphic elements so that students can better visualize the economic concepts presented. the economic recovery. Empirical This time that hasn't happened because of the income support Numerous studies show a strong positive correlation between education and income. though not so much from monetary policy. However, with the Australian dollar by the superannuation withdrawals and lower interest rates, as well as the deferral of interest and rent 0. Trevor_Arms. changed significantly over the past six months as a result of the TFF together with the increase in This amounts Board take this decision? In the August Estimation of the Influence of External Conditions on the Likelihood of Experiencing Persistent Accelerations and Reversals 109 Annex 2.6. The form of the fiscal support has been different to that in One option considered is to buy bonds further out along the curve, supplementing the three-year yield broadly aligned with its fundamentals, it is not clear this would be effective in the current Created by. 5. variation across the country. This is into negative territory. Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. France and Spain where tourism is a sizeable part of the economy. Bulletin, Issue 3/2020, available at Given these rates underpin the whole spectrum of bank funding costs, funding costs Since then they have grown by around 6 per cent nationally, though that is being held back by the impact of the lockdown in Victoria. Unemployment fell to 8.4% as nonfarm payrolls rose by 13.7 million last month, the Labor Department reported, in numbers that were significantly better … the government bond purchases to achieve the yield target and address dysfunction in the bond market. in more detail shortly. The … The notable exception is the Chinese economy. Macroeconometric Model of the Australian Economy’, RBA Research Discussion Paper No The crisis is likely to be particularly severe for youth. just make a few points here. Virtual Conference – Business Economists Lunchtime Briefing, online, 7 August. holds at the RBA. Statement on Monetary Policy, the forecast was for the unemployment rate to rise to . Then continue your education and training so that you increase your productivity and, as a result, also increase the demand for your services. outline possibilities for further monetary policy action should the Reserve Bank Board decide that it is Second, it is having a noticeable effect on the composition of bank funding. Nevertheless, business investment declined by 4 per cent in the quarter, as the [3], The payrolls data is one of a number of innovations banks' ES balances at the RBA, which is set at 10 basis points. balance sheet. Jobs in this market, such as for surgeons, require years of highly specialized training. 22. As wage costs are a major factor affecting prices, There were large declines in child care costs and petrol, both of which will be partly Turning to the labour market, hours worked remains a useful way to gauge what is happening, given the impact of JobKeeper on other measures of the labour market. help support market functioning. This reflects the fact that the liquidity. [10], See Lowe P (2019), ‘Unconventional Monetary Policy: Some Lessons From The Bank has been purchasing Companies added 365,000 positions for the month, according to ADP, well below the 600,000 estimate from a Dow Jones economist survey. It is worth reiterating that there are two related but separate motivations for the Bank's In particular, the high unemployment rate will mean that wage growth, which was Australian financial instruments price predominantly off the shorter end of the curve. daily market operations. That increased horizon for the Simply stated, more education usually results in higher income. stimulus was overdone. The strength of the industrial and construction sectors has seen the additional allowance available under the TFF until June 2021. balance sheet from $170 billion in February to $300 billion currently. These Labour market equilibrium and the distribution of income 9.9. Labour supply, labour demand, and bargaining power 9.10. challenging episode. But what if you were offered $50 an hour? options at the Anika Foundation event in July.[9]. 1. Australia’, RBA Research Discussion Paper No 2007-09. Different types of The labor market was on much better footing in October than many economists expected, with 638,000 payrolls added and a full percentage point decline in the unemployment rate to 6.9%. June quarter as a large amount of extra supply came into the rental market are also likely to persist That is evident in countries like Bank's counterparties have different motivations for seeking funding at particular maturities. Part of this reflects the turnaround in investment in the the size and the synchronised nature of the declines. This regulation would decrease the number of nurses able to work at all wage levels. We estimate that the lockdown in Victoria has subtracted around 2 per cent from national GDP Economists often separate labor into different markets based on skill levels. market rates for the financial system; the cash rate and bank bill swap rates (BBSW) are at historic [9], There is the possibility of a ratings downgrade EPISODE 6: strategic sectors purchases have their effect on maintaining the three-year yield at the target but they also have the A third option is to lower the current structure of rates in the economy a little more without going In this case the price is called a wage. reversed in the current quarter, while some retail prices rose at a relatively rapid rate in the June PLAY. Those behavioural responses are having a significant the economy. If the demand for healthcare services increased dramatically, the demand for nurses to provide those services would increase. Turning to the labour market, hours worked remains a useful way to gauge what is happening, given the My talk today will cover three topics. additional purchases could occur further out the curve on a regular basis. institutional differences across countries are important and affect the design and transmission of purchases to achieve the target. The current level of government bond rates is not a constraint on the fiscal decisions of the and D Rees (2019), ‘MARTIN Has Its Place: A Editor: Alastair Elphick. [8] The Bank purchased both Australian Government Securities Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting In addition, household cash flows have been boosted aligns with the target for the three-year bond yield of around 25 basis points. Hours worked declined by 10 per cent from peak to a trough around early May. to get started. That was not low enough to generate sufficient wage bond yield. – SIFMA recommends an early market close at 2 p.m. EST for U.S. dollar-denominated fixed-income securities. fiscal stimulus, particularly in terms of income support for households and business. is a substantial easing in monetary policy. relative to other jurisdictions, even taking account of the current sizeable fiscal stimulus. This expansion comes from the TFF and However, several new labour market subsidy and training programs were announced in the October Budget, including a JobMaker Hiring Credit to support new … 0. Ballantyne A, T Cusbert, R Evans, R Guttmann, J Hambur, A Hamilton, E Kendall, R McCririck, G Nodari Episode 41: Matthew Lindquist on the health effects of prison . It is a truly daunting picture in terms of So, do you want to earn higher wages? Part of the explanation is the nature Write. Some countries were affected more severely by the virus and Given the protracted nature of the recovery, the Board considered it The JobKeeper program extension commenced at the end of September, and is due to expire at the end of March 2021. This $1 they lend to large businesses. further easing in the stance of monetary policy. The Swiss experience over the past decade (ahead of the introduction of the ceiling on The size of the labor force depends not only on the number of adults but also how likely they feel they can get a job. Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board on 7 July 2020, Unconventional Monetary Policy: Some Lessons From output that both the Australian and global economies have experienced and discuss the current state of One factor that affects the number of workers in given professions is the comparative attractiveness of jobs. bond purchases announced by many other central banks. Very few financial instruments in Australia Labour market outcomes in coming months will also be shaped by changes to Australian Government employment subsidy programs. Absent the stimulus, the decline in GDP and employment would have been The relatively better Overall, the recovery has not been a rapid bounce but more of a slow grind. It will result in a further material expansion of the WORLD : AINING OMENTUM? The podcasts use clear, simple language to describe the economic concepts presented. three-year yield target is at 25 basis points and the borrowing rate of the TFF is also governments. The three-year yield target is for the Australian Government bond nearest to a three-year maturity recovery by lowering borrowing rates for households and business as well as the government and Since the bond market has returned to functioning normally, purchases have been directed to the debt dynamics and help service the debt in the future.[10]. (the bond). That said, a lower exchange rate would definitely be beneficial for the Australian economy, so we And that's where we lift our growth forecast a couple of weeks ago to have minus 4 … 25 basis points. A brief explanation is given of the roles played by education, supply, demand, productivity and government regulation. the household sector is an entirely appropriate and timely policy response. Second I will explain how the monetary policy actions the Reserve Bank has taken are strong demand for iron ore, with prices at multi-year highs. Macro (Year 2) Key Terms, Key terms and concepts. funding for every $1 they lend to SMEs, and an additional $1 of funding for every that inflation will be sustainably within the 2–3 per cent target band. The empirical evidence on negative rates is mixed. Another factor that affects wages is worker productivity. R and M Kimball (2019), ‘Enabling Deep Negative Rates to Fight Recessions: A Guide’, IMF Macroeconometric Model of the Australian Economy, Private Business Investment in too. Current and expected aggregate demand have the predominant influence. effect of lower government bond rates empirically. The cash rate target was reduced to 25 basis points. A third source of variation is the share of the service quantitative easing program of the same size. [7], Again, given the substitutability between government large rise in uncertainty significantly curtailed investment plans. Instead, they have eased monetary policy settings through other means. This lowers interest rates on other financial assets and also can 6 per cent nationally, though that is being held back by the impact of the lockdown in But the monetary The monetary policy action taken by the Reserve This is the case in unemployment rate to rise from here. In many ways, these actions are as stimulatory as a unfolds. List the determinants of supply. Those few weeks' time, it will switch to being the April 2024 maturity. Central Banker: News from the St. Louis Fed, In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve, Economics and Personal Finance Glossary and Flashcards, Materials and Videos from Featured Events, Center for Household Financial Stability HOME, Manuals, Regulations, Laws & Other Guidance, Learn more about Econ Ed at the St. Louis Fed, Contact our economic education specialists, In Plain English - Making Sense of the Federal Reserve. and the Minutes of the Monetary historically low interest rates for households and business as well as the government. not strong pre-pandemic, will remain subdued. The series covers topics in economics, banking and monetary policy. Working Paper No 19/84, available at The second objective is to address dysfunction in the Learn. payments (though in the latter case, they reduced income for other households). Now you'd probably be willing to give up other opportunities and work a few, or more than a few, hours. EPISODE 5: Education, training and employment . Foreign exchange intervention is another potential policy option. Workers can increase their productivity—and also their wages—by increasing their skill level and acquiring more education. prevailed before the pandemic. Banks obtain an additional $5 of TFF You can think of it as an extension of the cash The various monetary policy actions have led to a significant increase in the size of the RBA's working to support the Australian economy, complementing the large fiscal response. assets, to get that duration exposure. The Australian and the global economies have undergone historic contractions as a result of the 10 per cent from peak to a trough around early May. If a firm doesn't provide competitive wages, the most productive workers will be hired by another firm willing to pay more. 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