07 May '11, 12am

Good jobs, bad jobs, but not enough of either

WASHINGTON - IT'S not just McJobs. April employment numbers make it clear the US economy is generating high-skilled positions across a number of sectors. 'There are literally thousands of very high quality jobs that are being created across the country, in technology and financial services and in manufacturing,' said Scot Melland, president and CEO of Dice.com, a career site and job board for technology and engineering professionals based in New York. One problem: the sectors offering the highest pay represent just a small sliver of the overall job market. Their growth alone does little to alleviate the nation's massive and persistent unemployment problem. While the economy produced 244,000 net new jobs in April, job creation in the nearly two years since the recovery began has made up just around 1.2 million of the more than 8 million positions that were lost in the bruta...

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