Journal of Labor Economics

Published for the Society of Labor Economists, Economics Research Center/ NORC

Frequency: 4 issues/year; ISSN: 0734-306X; E-ISSN: 1537-5307
ISI-JCR ranking: #2 out of 26 in Industrial Relations & Labor; #50 out of 332 in Economics
Impact Factor: 1.979 2013 ISI-JCR Reports
Editor: Paul Oyer


Founded in 1983 as the first journal devoted specifically to labor economics, the Journal of Labor Economics (JOLE) presents international research on issues affecting social and private behavior, and the economy. JOLE’s contributors investigate various aspects of labor economics, including supply and demand of labor services, personnel economics, distribution of income, unions and collective bargaining, applied and policy issues in labor economics, and labor markets and demographics.


JOLE is the official journal of the Society of Labor Economists. Individual subscriptions are concurrent with membership in the society.