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What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

furnace factoryNewly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.

By Keith Miller and David Madland | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class

Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families

If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013

Middle Classes Are Stronger in States with Greater Union Membership

New Census Bureau data underscore how critical unions are in building strong middle classes across the country.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Friday, September 20, 2013

3 Charts Showing How Middle-Class Incomes Continue to Stagnate While Overall Inequality Grows

JobsThese three charts present today’s new Census figures in a historical context and illustrate how the middle class has struggled to make headway in an increasingly unequal economy.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Latest Census Data Underscore How Important Unions Are for the Middle Class

Fast-food workers' strikeThe decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Need for Transparency in Detroit

Kevyn OrrDetroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should immediately make public the methods that he and his actuaries are using to claim that the city’s pension funds are in dire condition.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Senate Republicans May Allow Workers’ Rights to Disappear

If the Senate fails to act soon to approve the president’s five bipartisan National Labor Relations Board nominees, many workplace protections could functionally disappear in August.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Keith Miller

Keith Miller is a Research Associate with the Economic Policy team at American Progress. His research focuses on labor-force development and worker protections. Prior to taking his current position, Keith worked as an intern and contracted author at American Progress, with his work focusing primarily on infrastructure investment. Keith earned a master’s degree in public […]

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Improvements with Better Public Policies that Tap Private Investment

Construction workers book_alt2 icon Report Leveraging additional private investment will help close our nation’s infrastructure-funding gap and enable the completion of hundreds of critical projects that will provide substantial economic returns for American taxpayers.

By Donna Cooper, Keith Miller, and John Craig | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Infographic: Drinking Water and Wastewater by the Numbers

Due to decades of insufficient or misdirected investment, a significant portion of water-distribution and sewer systems are reaching or have already reached the end of their intended operational life and are beginning to fail.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Upgrade and Maintain Our Nation’s Wastewater and Drinking-Water Infrastructure

book_alt2 icon Report Many of our drinking-water and clean-water systems have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, but a number of common-sense reforms can help address the systems' failures.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Thursday, October 11, 2012