Getting Back To Even On Jobs Divides U.S. Leaders

how to produce more jobs in the economy
how to produce more jobs in the economy

By TOM RAUM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's sickly economy can be healed with jobs, jobs and more jobs. On that, everyone agrees. Figuring out how to produce them is what is stumping everyone.

Other than letting time take its course, Washington lacks a clear answer on how to create permanent new jobs on a national scale. Forecasters suggest it will take 20 million new jobs over the next 10 years just to repair recession damage and to keep pace with adult population growth.