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Can America regain its labour dynamism?

In Part One of the series examining the US jobs crisis, Edward Luce says that fears persist it cannot be fixed

US ‘creative destruction’ out of steam

Part 2: Decline in start-ups damages the American economy, reports Ed Crooks

‘Steel City’ Pittsburgh develops a soft side

Once industrial powerhouse, now urban exemplar

Skills gap hobbles US employers

Part 3: Lack of qualified workers, not demand, cited by US employers for a slowing growth

Retraining to raise sights of US jobless

Move to match displaced workers with technical courses

Pay gap a $740bn threat to US recovery

Part 4: Robin Harding calculates the impact on the economy

Two-tier system divides US carmaker workers

Dilemma has potential to feed wider tensions

Job-devouring technology confronts US workers

Part 5: Richard Waters says advances no longer drive employment growth

Ideologies clash over how to create US jobs

Part 6: Richard McGregor on Washington’s wrangling

US jobless claims drop to three-year low

First-time claims drop to 366,000

US heads for class warfare election

Candidates must not overlook larger competitiveness crisis

US jobless claims fall to February lows

How to tackle America’s lost decade

The latest unemployment figures tell only half the story, writes Mort Zuckerman