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Is the Skills Gap Slowing Manufacturing Growth?

Is the Skills Gap Slowing Manufacturing Growth?

That’s the argument made by Joshua Brown at the Christian Science Monitor site: Wells Fargo‘s Chief Economist is out with a look at the skills mismatch between what manufacturers need versus what the labor force in America can actually do.  John Silvia notes that this mismatch is nothing new even as it seems more and […]

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Why is the US Laborforce Shrinking?

Why is the US Laborforce Shrinking?

One of the issues that has emerged during these difficult economic times is the declining rate of laborforce participation in the US. Popular accounts typically attribute this to the severity of the recession:  unemployed folks tired of looking for jobs that weren’t there, so they just quit looking altogether.  A recent report by the Congressional […]

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