How a Less-Skilled American Workforce May Be Holding Back Growth

Theories abound as to why U.S. productivity growth has stalled. Economists attribute it to everything from a slowdown in business investment to inadequate measurement techniques that fail to capture efficiency gains from new technologies. A recent research note from J.P. Morgan Chase offers another theory: It’s at least partly because the American workforce as a whole is simply less skilled than it used to be. That matters because productivity growth drives wage growth, which by some estimates has stagnated for most of America’s workers.

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