President Obama needs to focus not just on employment per se but on creating good jobs.
While the economy has been in recovery since June 2009, the level of output continues to be significantly below potential, and as a result, unemployment, remains unacceptably high. The best starting point would be a focus on growing the economy from the middle out.
Issue Brief So-called right-to-work legislation will make it harder for unions to do their job: improving wages and working conditions. That, in turn, will weaken the middle class, which will lower our nation’s economic competitiveness.
Starving our economy of needed investments and pulling the rug out from under an already-struggling middle class will not grow our economy.
GOP partisans got their forecasts all wrong in the run-up to the election. Now they're showing their innumeracy in the policy arena, too.
Issue Brief Workplace policies that improve employee retention can help companies reduce their employee turnover costs.
Mientras los beneficios de la Ley de Recuperación del 2009 se disminuyen, se ven ganancias en los empleos en los estados que fueron golpeados por la Gran Recesión.
Government investment in the public sector, infrastructure, and green jobs is the best way to the create jobs in the United States.
Today's employment numbers show that investing in the middle class is helping our economic recovery.
Issue Brief Implementing a paid leave program such as Social Security Cares would help bring the United States up to par relative to other nations’ labor standards, and it would help facilitate the dual roles of worker and caregiver that most adults will experience at some point in their lives.
As the benefits of the Recovery Act of 2009 wind down, employment is picking up in states hit hard by the Great Recession.
Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men, discusses the ongoing rise of women, but a number of inequalities between men and women in the workplace and at home still persist.
California’s Paid Family Leave insurance program has been an unqualified success, and we should extend the same benefits to all workers.
The U.S. job market is in much better shape than it was four years ago, thanks in large part to sound government policies like the $800 billion stimulus launched in 2009, and to various Federal Reserve efforts that have made it cheaper for businesses to borrow and invest money. The economy has added jobs for […]
Heather Boushey explains why low skills aren't causing the unemployment crisis in this country.