How Population Affects Unemployment

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Jobs, jobs, jobs. The day after Labor Day millions of Americans are wondering when their next chance for employment will come. The nation's unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and experts believe it's going to take years before it goes back down to normal. Ryan Avent, economics correspondent at The Economist, believes the number of jobs available could rise if a city's population density rises. He wrote in The New York Times about what other ingredients need to be mixed in with a dense population to create a healthy economy.

Guests:

Ryan Avent

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Peg from Southern Tier NY

It appears that there is a worldwide push to move residents off their lands and relocate them in urban areas. As a rural resident, I resist this shift. I appreciate being able to breath fresh air and supply my own food and fresh water. I do not look forward to an urban life and having these necessities supplied and transported to densely populated regions that are incapable of producing and sustaining basic human needs.

Sep. 06 2011 07:48 AM

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