Peter Cappelli

University of Pennsylvania

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Democrats have made higher education central to this year's presidential campaign. With costs sky-rocketing, graduates are collectively $1.3 billion in debt.

Do You Really Need College to Get a Job?

Democrats have made higher education central to this year's presidential campaign. With costs sky-rocketing, graduates are collectively $1.3 billion in debt.

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Continued unemployment at 8.2 percent is not just a political story, but a measure of human misery.

Long-term Unemployment and Bridging the 'Skills Gap'

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The relentless 8.2 percent unemployment rate dominates coverage of the presidential campaign, but it's much more than a political story. It's a measure of human misery.

Long Term Unemployment and the 'American Dream'

The relentless 8.2 percent unemployment rate dominates coverage of the presidential campaign, but it's much more than a political story. It's a measure of human misery.

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