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Dismal picture of US economic recovery, education
UCLA Anderson Forecast paints dismal picture of economic recovery - latimes.com: ". . . the country's education system isn't adequately developing the workforce of the future, he said. "Regrettably we reward teachers if their students can regurgitate the information on standardized tests," he wrote. Future workers will need creative and analytical thinking skills for 21st century jobs, he said. Though GDP growth has been lackluster since the recession ended, the sustained housing recovery is expected to boost GDP over the next couple of years and further bring down the unemployment rate, Leamer said. Economists predict the U.S. jobless rate will fall to 6.9% by the end of 2014 and edge down to 6.4% by the end of 2015. GDP growth is expected to average 1.9% this year, 2.9% in 2014 and 3% in 2015."