Employment numbers are improving, but only slightly. Millions of Americans remain out of work or underemployed as the economic recovery continues slowly. Brookings experts look at monthly jobs reports, examine ways to get Americans back to work, and recommend ideas to move the country back to prosperity and economic stability.
Ford Assembly workers Anthony Chwalek and Tom Downs install a battery charger underneath a Ford Focus Electric vehicle at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook).
Unemployment and the “Skills Mismatch” Story: Overblown and Unpersuasive
July 29, 2014, Gary Burtless
Gary Burtless finds little evidence of reported soaring wages due to a skills mismatch between employers and the workforce, saying that an excess of job seekers over job openings continues to limit wage gains.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. Metro Areas
July 24, 2014, Martha Ross, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Jane R. Williams
July 22, 2014, Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes
July 17, 2014
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
July 16, 2014, David Wessel
July 15, 2014, Kenan Fikri, Aloka Narayanan and Devashree Saha
July 11, 2014, Jonathan Rothwell
Opinion | Business Standard
July 11, 2014, Subir Gokarn
July 8, 2014, Richard V. Reeves
July 8, 2014, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Audrey Singer
July 7, 2014, Kenan Fikri and Devashree Saha
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