This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the heavy hitters here at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Despite the gloom and doom over the employment picture, attendees are brimming with optimism about the long-term potential for technology to generate economic growth around the world.
At the moment, though, we're hearing nothing but concern about high unemployment and the fact that the U.S. is not yet on a path to sustained jobs growth. (The Labor Department's July employment report Friday showed the economy lose 131,000 jobs.)
Here's a snapshot of what a range of experts are saying about the economy:
Jim Breyer: Accel Partners, Wal-Mart, Dell, and Facebook Board Member
"We are certainly in a jobless recovery," Breyer says. The companies he advises remain "extremely cautious" about the economy and jobs—and will remain cautious for the next 12 months. Breyer stressed that the economy is in a "much more difficult" than what the government has said.