The Changing Nature of Job Creation in the 21st Century
Recorded on May 12, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Despite a surging GDP, record productivity growth, and substantial
profits, critics argue that our recent economic recovery is still
jobless. Naysayers claim that millions of workers are discouraged
and that the rare jobs being created are simply not as good as
those that have been lost. Clearly, the American economy is
experiencing a restructuring - as it has done many times in the
past and will do many times over again in the future. So, has the
"New Economy" put American jobs at risk in the name of faster
growth or has the very nature of employment changed? Are our
government agencies monitoring and measuring these "New Economy"
patterns correctly or do the measurement tools themselves need to
be reviewed and re-assessed? How is job creation really faring in
our current recovery?
Join us for a discussion of these and other concerns about the
workforce measures being used today, such as the payroll and
household survey, and whether they are providing the accurate
information legislators need to determine policies that should be
on the enhanced job creation agenda.