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September 21, 2009

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The German IZA (Intitute for the Study of Labour) uses Google econometrics to predict unemployment. This is covered in a paper in Applied Economics Quarterly. The paper is freely available from this address: http://www.atypon-link.com/DH/doi/abs/10.3790/aeq.55.2.107

Not sure if they use R, as no citation for software, but some of the graphics look distinctly ggplot2-ish.

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