Lawmakers should expand apprenticeship opportunities to give young Americans access to well-paying, middle-class jobs that do not require a four-year degree.
Report By expanding apprenticeships in the United States, policymakers can create pathways to well-paying middle-class jobs for young Americans, while helping businesses meet the need for skilled workers.
Interactive Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.
Issue Brief Young Americans have the most to gain from raising the minimum wage and enhancing worker protections.
Millennials can’t afford to let conservatives dismantle America’s greatest progressive achievement.
Issue Brief The government can implement policies to combat Millennials’ unemployment today and secure a more prosperous American future tomorrow.
Report Rebuilding our economy from the middle out—not from the top down—is central to creating an American economy that works for Millennials.
Issue Brief Lawmakers must acknowledge the magnitude of America’s youth-unemployment crisis or face long-term economic fallout.
Issue Brief This brief outlines the parameters of 10 different student-loan-repayment plans, highlights the benefits of each, and suggests issues for policymakers to take into account when considering each plan.
Issue Brief The new House Republican budget proposes steep cuts in both public and private investment.
Clearly, with their latest budget plan, House Republicans fail to understand that simply restating bad ideas doesn’t make them any better.
Conseratives in Congress support a measure to limit federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product. The last time federal spending dipped under 18 percent was 1966, nearly half a century ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then.
Before Congress sacrifices needed public investments or puts programs that serve middle-class families at risk in the name of deficit reduction, it should ensure that the estate tax is actually paid by the few wealthy estates still subject to it.
If Congress fails to extend emergency unemployment benefits, the U.S. economy will create 300,000 fewer jobs next year and three in four unemployed Americans will receive no benefits.