All this talk about jobs has no meaning until we talk about the underlying problems. Wealth can only created when people make things. When you take basic material and make something that will be worth more, than what it takes to make it.
Until we start making things again, we will never have enough jobs for those who want to work, for we are competing against countries were job wages are 1/4 or less than what we expect to make.
Not to mention that government and the military industrial complex is eating us alive with taxes we cant afford.
When I was a young man many years ago, I drove a truck for a company, and guy that owned it told me two things I never forgot.
He said Roy..
1) When government takes more than 50% of wages, the country is ripe for revolution, for the people can no longer afford such government.
2) You can manufacture two ways, you can make a quality product that lasts many years, or you can manufacture by quantity and cheap, but when you do so, to reverse it is a hard road, or pretty much impossible, until we run out of energy to make it.
We have technology today to make a havac system last for 40 years or more. We can also make appliances last that long. We can make automobiles today that can last over 50 years, use very little parts, and use no gasoline.
So the question is, why are we not doing it ?????