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Experts: There's No Worker Shortage

One explanation for the stubbornly high unemployment rate is that businesses simply can't find workers with the right skills to take the jobs. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported as many as 600,000 jobs are unfilled in the manufacturing industry, despite millions of jobs lost in the past decade. Some experts call this claim "deeply misleading," reports Lila Shapiro for Huffington Post.
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Bill Clinton says the unemployed don’t have the right skills. It’s not so.

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (2 years ago)

One of the few outright false statements in Bill Clinton’s speech last night was his claim that unemployment remains high because workers just don’t have the right skills. “There are already more than 3 million jobs open and unfille... Read Post

No, America Doesn't Have a Skilled Worker Shortage

Business & Finance : Business from Newser (2 years ago)

Employers have been complaining for years now that the US is short of skilled workers, which is fast becoming the conventional wisdom explanation for persistently high unemployment. After all, there are currently more job openings t... Read Post

Are the unemployed looking for work in all the wrong places?

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (2 years ago)

Here’s one explanation for our stubbornly high unemployment rate: A construction worker gets laid off and spends months looking for more construction work, rather than readjust his expectations and acquire new skills to find work in... Read Post


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