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It has now been five years since the end of the Great Recession. Unfortunately, the US labor market is far from recovery. Despite encouraging news, over 9.5 million people are still jobless and there are about 4 million long-term unemployed. There are likely millions...


Okay-- so the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate drops to 6.1%. Good sign? Bad sign? Here is my take.


There continues to be a huge amount of confusion out there. The official unemployment rate has been going down for a while now,...


Like many people of my generation, I was faced with a stark choice: either to endure a life of increasing poverty at home, or to embark on an arduous and epochal journey of many thousands of miles searching for better education and opportunities. 


Few months after...

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I  am an Associate Expert at The Brattle Group and a Research Advisor at the Institute for Career Transitions of MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to that, I was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Consultant for the Brookings Institution in D.C. and the International Labor Organization in Geneva.

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