May 09, 2016
New Delhi, India
JustJobs Network hosted journalists, researchers, policymakers and private sector stakeholders in New Delhi for a roundtable on jobs and the American election, with special guest Michael Werz, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. The conversation focused on the dissonance between key U.S. labor market indicators – record job growth and low unemployment – and public sentiment around the labor market, which is defined by discontent. The anger about the state of the U.S. economy – which is widely considered to have recovered far better than most major economies – is driving the rise of populist candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.