Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Community Investments Vol 23, Issue 2
The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the U.S. Labor Market

Author(s): David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fall 2011

Community Investments

An in-depth analysis of the state of the U.S. labor market over the past three decades reveals that the U.S. labor market is polarizing into low- and high-skill jobs, with fewer opportunities in the middle.

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