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.
Issue Brief Research has given us a much better understanding of why austerity has been so harmful to economic recovery in the United States and European nations.
Issue Brief Progressive reforms to the tax code can help support college access and affordability, and benefit student-loan borrowers.
Issue Brief Despite a broken Congress, the president can still push progressive policies to help strengthen the middle class.
Tight credit may be keeping many qualified prospective homeowners on the sidelines, but they might be necessary for a full housing recovery. FHFA Director Mel Watt is working to ensure that qualified borrowers in all parts of the country have a shot at sustainable homeownership.
Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.
Issue Brief On the fifth anniversary of the Credit CARD Act, policymakers need to consider how to best address the new regulatory gaps in debit cards and give consumers new tools to manage their credit.
Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.
Despite faster job growth, labor-market sentiment remains grim as 800,000 leave labor force.
Issue Brief The practice of rent-seeking—leveraging campaign contributions and lobbying to influence government policy for private gain—has several negative effects on the U.S. economy.
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.
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.
Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.
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.