Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
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.
How trade can work for the middle class.
Reauthorizing emergency unemployment benefits can stabilize families and jobs.
Adam Hersh, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.
Strengthening the middle class is key to growth and competitiveness.
Most Americans aren't sharing in the economy's expansion.
The U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.
Despite the addition of 204,000 new jobs, more than half pay low wages and offer little room for career advancement.
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.
With 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.
What might the jobs numbers look like if we hadn’t fallen into an austerity trap?
Our sluggish economic growth is not a result of economic forces of nature, but rather due to the forces of politics.
Today’s new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that U.S. GDP growth is muddling along at an anemic pace.