Gallup Good Jobs 45.0% -
Underemployed 13.8% +0.2
Unemployed 5.6% +0.1
Job Creation Index 37 +2
Economic Confidence Index 7 +3
Consumer Spending $105 -8
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Long before Amazon made shopping at big-box stores and malls seem old fashioned, "chain stores" were the disruptive force in American commerce.

by Jim Clifton and John Hope Bryant

Are students getting the opportunity to match their aspirations with the experience they need to boom America's economy?

43% of students agree that their school offers classes in how to start and run a business