Innovation: The Open Road and the Stuck American

Diana Simpson

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Americans are arguably less mobile today than ever before in the history of our country. When Reagan took office in 1981, about one in 10 Americans switched occupations in a given year. As of 2012, less than half that number move jobs. In the 1980s, about 17 percent of Americans changed their address each year. Now it’s less than 12 percent. What sounds like rootedness can mask stagnation: people are more likely to get stuck in economically depressed communities and in jobs for which they are ill-suited. These innovative policy experts offer fresh ideas for how your city can unstick talent and open new opportunities for your workforce

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