Reversing the Middle-Class Jobs Deficit

This conversation with the president’s chief economist, Alan Krueger, focuses on current recovery as it compares to previous recoveries in America and around the world. This conversation touches on themes discussed in the 2012 Economic Report of the President as well as in Chairman Krueger’s April 2012 speech “Reversing the Middle-Class Jobs Deficit.”

Festival: 2012

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Watch and Listen: Economy

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