During a meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the OECD unveiled its 2014 Economic Survey of the United States, an in-depth look at the U.S. labor force and policies that can help improve Americans’ access to quality jobs and training, while promoting well-being.
The survey assesses the major challenges the United States faces, and evaluates the short-term outlook with specific policy recommendations. It shows how comprehensive reforms in tax, education and training, and working conditions would strengthen growth and improve the economic prospects of American working families. The survey also suggests careful management of natural resources and investments in skills and infrastructure.
Speakers at the event included Jason Furman, chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Angel Gurría, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Daniel Yohannes, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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