Economic Policy Institute

Is the “Skills Gap” a Myth?

Is the “Skills Gap” a Myth?

In the discussions about the sluggish economic recovery, one explanation offered quite often is that there is a mismatch between the skills required in the new economy and those available from current workers. According to this line of thinking, this so-called skills gap is dampening the US economic recovery.  In yesterday’s New York Times, Paul […]

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What do we know about this economic recovery?

What do we know about this economic recovery?

The Economic Policy Institute has put together a briefing on the shape of the current economic recovery.  They highlight 10 points: 1. The real gap in the labor market is now around 11 million jobs. 2. Job growth this recovery outpaces that following the 2001 recession, but is still too slow [and has slowed dramatically]. […]

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