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The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense

Navigator Mary Bennett, left, helps Min Lians, who is seeking help buying health insurance bars icon Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.

By Harry Stein and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Economy’s New Jobs Strain to Deliver Middle-Class Wages

GAP The latest U.S. labor numbers show that unemployment is holding steady with 217,000 jobs created in May, but more workers find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, June 6, 2014

Job Growth Accelerates, But Unemployed Still Left in the Lurch

UnemploymentDespite faster job growth, labor-market sentiment remains grim as 800,000 leave labor force.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, May 2, 2014

Assessing China’s Economic Reform Agenda

Beijing article icon Issue Brief Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang face daunting challenges in reforming the world’s second largest economy, but reforms on the agenda only scratch the surface of China’s nonmarket economy.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, May 1, 2014

U.S. Economic Growth Loses Traction

Home for saleContinuing income inequality and spending cuts are hamstringing the U.S. economy.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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