The topic of government job guarantees has generated increased discussion since the 2016 presidential campaign. More recently, a number of policymakers—especially 2020 election hopefuls Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand—have endorsed the idea. A federal job guarantee means that the government would provide jobs at livable wages to all people who are willing and able to work. The jobs program would address a number of problems including involuntary unemployment, low compensation levels, and labor market discrimination.

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