7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap
Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.
5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment
Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.
What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class
Newly 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.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.
National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships
Issue Brief Employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.
A Win-Win for an All-In Nation
Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.
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.
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.
Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The Bottom Line: Apprenticeships are Good for Business
Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages
Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.