Where Have All The Good Jobs Gone?

As Labor Day approaches, the economy is generating jobs--4 million since President Clinton was elected--but too few good ones. If anything, the trends of the 1980s have intensified: astronomical earnings gains for the economy's superstars. In the middle: relentless downsizing, with new pressures on once-secure professionals as well as depletion of solid blue-collar jobs. At the bottom: growing part-time and temporary hires, low-wage jobs in services, especially retailing, and dismal starting wages.

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