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March 31, 2014

Harold Meyerson: The coming job apocalypse

As a general rule, more Americans work than do the citizens of other advanced economies. Since the late 1970s, when the number of women in the workforce ballooned, the share of Americans who either had jobs or were trying to get one was greater than the share of comparable Europeans. For reasons good and bad – the higher availability of jobs, the need to bolster stagnating incomes, the linkage of jobs to health insurance – Americans worked like the dickens.

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