Jobs Numbers Mean Nothing in a Part-Time Age

As more and more people work part time, unemployment ceases to be a suitable measure of economic distress. 
People want livelihoods, not just jobs.

A growing number of wealthy entrepreneurs are speaking out about the need for people to work less and do it in more flexible formats than the traditional 40-hour workweek. What Larry Page of Google Inc., Carlos Slim of America Movil SAB and Richard Branson of Virgin Group Ltd. suggest would help cure unemployment -- itself an increasingly meaningless metric in a world with the current automation level.

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