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Appearance of Strengthening Labor Market Masks Ongoing Unemployment Woes

Job seekersSlack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, April 4, 2014

Progressive Pro-Growth Principles for Trade and Competitiveness

truck article icon Issue Brief The United States must develop the international relations and domestic foundations to make trade work for the United States and global middle classes.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness

TPPHow trade can work for the middle class.

By Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bad Policy Choices, Not Bad Weather, Restraining Job Growth

Winter weatherReauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, March 7, 2014

China’s State-Owned Enterprises and Nonmarket Economics

Adam HershAdam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Job Growth Still Overwhelmed by Severe Unemployment

Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, February 7, 2014

Stable Economic Footing Should Focus Agenda on Inclusive Prosperity

Minimum wage demonstrationStrengthening the middle class is key to growth and competitiveness.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weak Report Underscores Need to Extend Jobless Benefits

Sen. Charles SchumerMost Americans aren't sharing in the economy's expansion.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, January 10, 2014

Despite Job Growth, Americans Continue to Struggle to Reach the Middle Class

Job fairThe U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, December 6, 2013

Most New Jobs Don’t Pay a Middle-Class Wage

Despite the addition of 204,000 new jobs, more than half pay low wages and offer little room for career advancement.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, November 8, 2013

Big News in Old Data: Sharp Public Cuts Are Undermining the Recovery

The big news in today’s GDP report is the public sector’s rapidly shrinking economic contribution, which is driving not only trend U.S. economic growth lower but also our potential for future growth.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies

Job fairWith the people’s government now back on-line, the House can redeem itself for the economic damage done by focusing on economic and budgetary winners in the already bipartisan agenda.

By Adam Hersh | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In a World Without Austerity…

Job fairWhat might the jobs numbers look like if we hadn’t fallen into an austerity trap?

By Adam Hersh | Friday, October 4, 2013

Congress Applies Brakes to Labor Market

Georgia unemploymentOur sluggish economic growth is not a result of economic forces of nature, but rather due to the forces of politics.

By Adam Hersh | Monday, August 5, 2013

New GDP Numbers Don’t Surprise: Fiscal Austerity Isn’t Helping the U.S. Economy

Today’s new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that U.S. GDP growth is muddling along at an anemic pace.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, July 31, 2013