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After an upswing at the beginning of this year, the labor market is back in the doldrums. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the U.S. economy created just 114,000 jobs in September, and although the unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent, the workforce remains shrunken. And even those gloomy numbers obscure the suffering of the long-term unemployed and the millions of workers who have dropped out of the labor force in the aftermath of the recession. Stay up-to-date on the state of the labor market with AEI’s economic experts, and find out their ideas for how to get America back to work.

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A common jobs chart is not as simple as it seems.

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The latest from James Pethokoukis and the AEIdeas blog.

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And it’s technology and globalization — not compliant boards and a lack of worker”voice” — that are mostly driving high-end compensation.

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President Obama sits down at Georgetown University to discuss poverty in America with AEI President Arthur Brooks, Harvard professor Robert Putnam, and columnist E.J. Dionne. May 12, 2015.

President Obama’s earnest appearance at a policy forum this week speaks to the power of civility.

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Cutting taxes may help attract star scientists — and a lot more.

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Don’t worry, the real-time economic data still look OK. Well, maybe worry a little.

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If true, the Federal Reserve can afford to go slow with raising interest rates.

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The U-6 unemployment rate remains high as a result of the slow decline in involuntary part-time work. This elevated number of involuntary part-time workers is a cause for concern.

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More Americans should be living and working in and near high productivity cities.

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“Misguided laws such as these make it illegal for young people to share their knowledge and earn some money while doing so.”

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