John Ydstie After covering the economy, Wall Street and federal budget issues for two decades, John Ydstie is now applying his reporting and interviewing skills as a roving national correspondent.

There are a record number of jobs open in the United States, but matching the unemployed with the right job is difficult. One problem is that companies are posting openings with required qualifications that aren't really necessary for the job. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

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U.S. Corporations Join The Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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According to a new study, among families in the middle socioeconomic group the older, September-born kids were 2.6 percentage points more likely to attend college and 2.6 percentage points more likely to graduate from an elite university. Rawpixel Ltd./Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England. Darren Staples/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

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Why America's Wages Are Barely Rising

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U.S. Growth Picks Up: Normal Post-Winter Bounceback Or More?

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Economic Growth Expected To Be Up In Latest Report

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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Major stock indexes are in record territory. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

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