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Fed symposium addresses labor market woes

Each summer Fed policymakers meet with other central bankers and economists at an annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Held August 21–23, this year’s gathering, for the first time in two decades, focused on ways of combating persistent unemployment and stagnant wages. Recognizing these problems existed as the U.S. economy exited the Great Recession, Upjohn Institute researchers compiled a set of time-tested and innovative responses that address the same goals that symposium attendees focused on. With national and international attention once again focused on lingering labor market problems, now is a good time to revisit the Upjohn proposals on national labor market policy, which include:

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