How Overtime Reform Will Grow the Economy from the Middle Out
Modernizing overtime rules would kickstart our economy in the short term and help us invest in human capital in the long term.
Keep Calm and Muddle Through
Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.
New Jobs Data Underscore Stable Recovery Although Wages Have Yet to Budge
Despite positive job numbers, the U.S. labor market still faces long-term quality and quantity problems.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Why Millennials Aren’t Saving for Retirement—and What We Can Do to Change That
Millennials are saving less for retirement than older generations, threatening the long-term financial security of the youngest generation of American workers.
Rebounding Growth Allays Fears, But Shadows Still Loom Over the Economy
The U.S. economy’s continued failure to grow inclusively along with unnecessary public spending cuts are weighing on the recovery.
Offshoring Work Is Taking a Toll on the U.S. Economy
Charts Reshoring tax incentives can ease the wage and employment pressures across the country.
3 Reasons Subsidized Jobs Should Be Part of an Economic Mobility Agenda
As Congress explores strategies for boosting economic security and mobility, subsidized jobs are an effective tool for employing those left behind by the labor market.
Working and Still Poor
When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.
Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin
Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.
Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.