For a look at the nuts and bolts of government job creation, This American Life Senior Producer Julie Snyder and Adam Davidson attend a meeting of the International Economic Developers Council in San Diego. (15 minutes)

Unemployment is 9 percent, but it’s worst among high school dropouts and people with only a high school education. Adam went to a place that’s trying to help them find jobs: an organization called Pathstone, in Rochester, NY. (8 minutes)