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The lowest unemployment rate that an economy can accommodate without causing inflation.

[n(on)a(ccelerating) i(nflation) r(ate of) u(nemployment).]


n acronym for
(Economics) non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment: the rate of unemployment at which inflation is neither accelerating nor decelerating. Also called: natural rate of unemployment
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Figure 11 shows the unemployment rate compared to the CBO's NAIRU, or non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment. The economy is already considerably below the CBO's non-inflationary unemployment rate.
"These data come at a time when unemployment is below various estimates of the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU), broader measures of labor market underutilization are close to pre-crisis levels and payroll growth appears to have peaked for this cycle and is decelerating," Wilding writes.
* The Summary of Economic Projections for inflation, unemployment, and NAIRU (non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment).
In particular, improving the estimates of the two main output gap components: the NAWRU (non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment) and the potential growth of total factor productivity.
They provide a detailed discussion of the 'non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment' (NAIRU) as it appears in Post Keynesian and mainstream theories.
This equilibrium unemployment level becomes the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU) if the c coefficients stun to equal b.
(4) One implication is the resulting time-varying non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (TV NAIRU) may reflect, at least in part, the effects of aggregate demand as implied by non-natural rate approaches, such as hysteresis and range of equilibria.
For three countries, for the period 1971-95, they have estimated the difference between the average historical rate of unemployment and the "deterministic non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU)," defined as the level of the unemployment rate consistent with nonaccelerating inflation in the absence of shocks.
However, prolonged and asymmetric episodes of high inflation can occur when policymakers underestimate both the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment and the persistence of inflation in the Phillips curve.
Meyer's terrible idea is known as the Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment (NAIRU): the notion that there exists a threshold unemployment rate below which inflation increases without limit.
Another popular approach, sometimes termed the Phillips curve, suggests that inflation will increase when labor markets are tight, that is, when the rate of unemployment Palls below the NAIRU (non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment).
They also accepted the view that the economy had a non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU) in the range of 5.8-6.5 percent.

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