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Rekindling US productivity for a new era

In October 2022, there were 10.3 million job openings according to the Census Bureau, but many business leaders complain of not being able to find qualified workers. At the same time, labor force participation rates have fallen to 62 percent from a high of 67 percent in the late 1990s, as workers are unable or unwilling to find work that matches their skills.

7 in-demand entry-level skills and traits

Employers know that entry-level applicants won’t have as much experience. The development of AI and automation means that softer skills—those that make us distinctly human—are increasingly important and highly valued