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Professor Robert Salomon shares his views on potential job growth in the US

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Excerpt from Nightly Business Report -- "I think the main thing is to try to encourage those people who have dropped out of the labor force to rejoin the labor force, and as the economy grows, that will continue to happen. I think that some of the tax policies that the Trump administration is looking to put through could also help growth increase. But I do not see a huge productivity boom that would lead to any kind of gain like 25 million. And one of the things that's working against us is that over the next 5 years, people of prime working age, between 25 and 54 years old, that number will actually go down. So it'll be very, very hard to hit a 25 million number over the next 4 to 8 years."

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