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ITIF on Today's Job Report: America Needs to Wake Up and Bolster Competitiveness

In response to the June 2012 job numbers announced today, ITIF President Rob Atkinson made the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report is the monthly wakeup call for the United States. It is time to stop listening to the conventional political and economic elites who argue that regulatory uncertainty, the tax burden on individuals, a mismatch of skills and workers, excessive spending in Washington, and even robots are the causes for the anemic recovery in employment. It is time to face reality and try something new. Until we have a robust national innovation and competitiveness strategy in place, we should get used to reports like this.