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The Evolution of the American Workplace

In a recent Regional Economist essay, Alexander Monge-Naranjo and Juan Ignacio Vizcaino explored the shifts in the American labor landscape over the past 70 years. Key findings include:

  • American workers are older, better-schooled, and more diverse than in the past
  • Employment opportunities have shifted to higher-skilled occupations
  • Overall, workers in these occupations had more formal education
  • Those with lower levels of education may be unable to find jobs in occupations that their parents held with less-formal schooling

Read the full essay here.