Displacement in Appalachia and the Non-Appalachian United States, 1993-2003: Findings Based on Five Displaced Worker Surveys

Author(s): Stephan Herzenberg, Mark Price, and Howard Wial
Author Organization(s): Keystone Research Center

This report looks at worker displacement in the Appalachian Region during the past decade. It uses the Displaced Worker Survey (DWS) conducted every two years by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as a supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). It relies on the past five DWS surveys, conducted in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. Each DWS asks workers about displacement experience in the previous three years. Therefore, the research in this report covers the experience of workers displaced during the periods 1993-1995, 1995-1997, 1997-1999, 1999-2001, and 2001-2003.