About three hundred fifty thousand newly unemployed people signed up for financial assistance in the United States during the first week of July. The nation's jobless rate was eight point two percent in both May and June.
Some employers say they would add employees if they could find workers with important technology skills. As VOA's Jim Randle reports, some experts say better communication and technology could reduce this "skills gap."
Angel Gurria is head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He says even some well-educated people are having trouble finding work around the world.
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ANGEL GURRIA: "There are unemployed graduates on the streets, while employers search in vain for people with the skills they need. There is an obvious mismatch here. And it is a paradox and a great