Upbeat jobs report highlights the drought of skilled workers
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One of the big questions after today’s blockbuster jobs report is where are more new workers gonna come from? Unemployment is down near 4 percent, and labor shortages are emerging in sectors including manufacturing, construction, IT and healthcare. Meanwhile, the number of people still waiting in the wings — because they’re either discouraged about looking for work or long-term unemployed — is dwindling.
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