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Fiscal Austerity Will Stunt Economic Recovery

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 […]

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Low Skills Aren't Causing the Unemployment Crisis

Heather Boushey explains why low skills aren't causing the unemployment crisis in this country.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave for Today’s Families and Workplaces

Mom plays with daughter in the park book_alt2 icon Report Social Security Cares builds on the dynamic history of Social Security reform to meet the American workforce’s changing needs as well as the recent state efforts to make sure that the program includes all workers who need access to such benefits.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Latest Data Show Incomes Continue Downward as Inequality Rises

Job seekers in lineNew U.S. Census Bureau data demonstrate that the income inequality gap is widening, which should prompt Congress to move on job-creating legislation.

By Heather Boushey and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Economy Is Better off, but We Still Have Far to Go

Job fairHeather Boushey breaks down the latest employment data and shows why we need to continue to build on the economic progress we’ve made.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, September 7, 2012

Las ganancias siguen en los empleos del sector fabril

Es la época de las vacaciones de verano, pero el Congreso se va de la ciudad sin haber aprobado una legislación que nos ayude a superar el clave problema económico: empleos. Incluso con la situación económica en e Europa y la intransigencia de los líderes de la Cámara, la economía ha creado puestos de trabajo por 29 meses consecutivos, y este mes fue más fuerte con la adición de 172.000 empleos en el sector privado. Indudablemente esto nos pone en buen camino, especialmente tomando en cuenta todos los desafíos en la economía mundial.

By Heather Boushey | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Manufacturing Employment Gains Continue

July’s job numbers show a growing economy with the addition of 172,000 private-sector jobs, but Heather Boushey explains why we still have work to do.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, August 3, 2012

Why Don’t More Young People Go to College?

John Schmitt and Heather Boushey consider the pay-off of attending college and prose policies to make college attendance more worthwhile.

By Heather Boushey | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tax Reform and the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

CAP Action Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, July 19, 2012

Prosperity and Politics

Heather Boushey reviews Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson's recent book, Why Nations Fail.

By Heather Boushey | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Conservatives in Congress Stymie Job Gains

Look no further than the Republican leadership in Congress for the reasons for disappointing jobs growth, writes Heather Boushey.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, July 6, 2012

The Price of a Do-Nothing Congress

The latest employment data indicate that the U.S. job market is in a holding pattern—the price we pay for a do-nothing Congress focused more on austerity than job creation.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, June 1, 2012

America’s Middle Class, Inequality and Economic Strength

Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh explain how the success of the middle class affects economic productivity and recovery.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The American Middle Class, Income Inequality, and the Strength of Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.

By Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jobs Growth Continues in April, but Congress Needs to Help Make Sure It Lasts

April’s slower jobs growth points to the need for continued measures to boost demand and make sure college graduates don’t get left behind, writes Heather Boushey.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, May 4, 2012