There’s much more to unemployment than the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a much bleaker picture and show a need for action from policymakers.
Continuing income inequality and spending cuts are hamstringing the U.S. economy.
As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.
Federal spending on infrastructure, scientific research, early childhood education, disease treatment, space exploration, and college tuition could be slashed by nearly half over the next decade.
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.
High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.
Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.
By circumventing a Congressional Budget Office scoring, Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan may have an even bigger downside for retirees than many have predicted.
Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
This year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.
Expiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.