[ ney-roo ]
/ ˈneɪ ru /
nonaccelerating inflation rate of unemployment: the lowest level of unemployment an economy can handle without causing inflation.
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Origin of nairu
First recorded in 1975–80; acronym
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It was this whole view, something called the NAIRU—the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment.
British Dictionary definitions for nairu
/ (ˈnaɪruː) /
n acronym for economics
non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment: the rate of unemployment at which inflation is neither accelerating nor deceleratingAlso called: natural rate of unemployment
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