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The Labor Department says employers are reporting more than 6 million unfilled jobs, yet many say they can't find enough qualified workers to take those positions. Last week's jobs report showed nearly 63 percent of U.S. workers either have a job or are looking for one — a figure that has gone down since the Great Recession.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr) about how the country can be facing a labor shortage and a growing underemployment problem at the same time.

This segment aired on September 5, 2017.

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