The American Workforce and Growth through Innovation

While unemployment in the United States is declining slowly, millions of Americans still lack jobs and policymakers at the national, state and metro levels are working to find ways to increase job creation and employment. In papers written for the January 13 “Fostering Growth through Innovation” event, William Galston, Gary Burtless, Adam Looney, Alan Berube and Elisabeth Jacobs—examining the persistent problem of unemployment from a range of perspectives—agree that the United States must address the growing mismatch between the skills the marketplace demands and the skills the existing workforce currently has.

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