Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S. Labor Market

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When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 11:00 AM

Where: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Washington Center at Johns Hopkins University, Kenny-Herter Auditorium • 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW • Washington, DC • spacer Map

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Recent data, including the June jobs report, suggest acceleration in the pace of job growth. However, many economists and policymakers believe that more can be done to address the challenges of the U.S. labor market. 

On July 17th, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report about the change in labor force participation and how it relates to the underlying demographic, structural and cyclical trends affecting the labor market. CEA Chairman Jason Furman joined The Hamilton Project to discuss the report and the implications these labor force changes have for outstanding challenges like lowering long-term unemployment, raising wages, and expanding the economy's potential. 

Following his featured remarks, Furman was joined by Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Alan Blinder, Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University and a former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair, for a roundtable discussion. 

See The Hamilton Project's blog post providing an overview of the event.


Agenda

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Robert E. Rubin
Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

11:10 a.m. Featured Remarks

Jason Furman
Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
The White House

11:40 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

Jason Furman
Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
The White House

Alan Blinder
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics & Public Affairs
Princeton University

Moderator: Robert E. Rubin
Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

12:20 p.m. Audience Q&A

12:30 p.m. Forum Adjourns


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