With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores whether widespread joblessness is simply the result of a weak economy or if a broader shift toward higher-skill work is occurring that could leave many Americans behind even when the economy recovers.

This video is from the Making Sen$e with Paul Solman video series from PBS. Learn more about these videos and view a listing of the most recent videos we have available.

Key Concepts

Types of Unemployment, Human Capital, Labor, Labor Market, Unemployment, Business Cycles, Cyclical Unemployment, Recession, Workers, Structural Unemployment

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