One solution to the nation's unemployment problem

Applicants line up to speak to prospective employers at a job fair on June 11, 2012 in New York City.

So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S.

One solution being floated around is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.

Dean Baker is co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, a progressive think-tank. He's here for today's Mid-day Extra.

And if you want to hear more about the cultural disconnect between people in America working more hours than their counterparts in Europe, check out this weekend's Marketplace Money podcast.

About the author

Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter.


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