Brief Time for a Federal Jobs Program
Harry Holzer, Robert I. Lerman
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The U.S. unemployment rate is above 10 percent, with nearly 16 million Americans out of work, and President Obama is calling for a December summit to consider job-creation ideas. Two labor economists explain why it's time for the federal government to directly create more publicly funded jobs.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality
Tags Fiscal policy Public service and subsidized employment programs