nairu

or NAI·RU

[ ney-roo ]
/ ˈneɪ ru /

noun Economics.

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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British Dictionary definitions for nairu

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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