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Five Ways To Help Boost U.S. Job Creation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 07: A now hiring sign hangs in the window of a Ross clothing store on December 7, 2012 in San Francisco, United States. The U.S. Labor Department releases a study showing the economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent the previous month. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy is not creating new jobs as fast as it once did.

Nobody is really sure how to crank up the great American jobs machine to match the performance of the mid-1980s or late 1990s, but economists point to a number of things that could help improve hiring.

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