Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
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Education and underemployment in the age of machine intelligence
January 11, 2016, Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya argues that the cause of ongoing underemployment is technology. But what does this mean for the future of labor? He explores how education curriculum should approach change to prepare students for the age of computing. Are policymakers ready to make those changes?
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The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
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