The U.S. job market is in much better shape than it was four years ago, thanks in large part to sound government policies like the $800 billion stimulus launched in 2009, and to various Federal Reserve efforts that have made it cheaper for businesses to borrow and invest money. The economy has added jobs for […]
Heather Boushey explains why low skills aren't causing the unemployment crisis in this country.
Report Social Security Cares builds on the dynamic history of Social Security reform to meet the American workforce’s changing needs as well as the recent state efforts to make sure that the program includes all workers who need access to such benefits.
New U.S. Census Bureau data demonstrate that the income inequality gap is widening, which should prompt Congress to move on job-creating legislation.
Heather Boushey breaks down the latest employment data and shows why we need to continue to build on the economic progress we’ve made.
Es la época de las vacaciones de verano, pero el Congreso se va de la ciudad sin haber aprobado una legislación que nos ayude a superar el clave problema económico: empleos. Incluso con la situación económica en e Europa y la intransigencia de los líderes de la Cámara, la economía ha creado puestos de trabajo por 29 meses consecutivos, y este mes fue más fuerte con la adición de 172.000 empleos en el sector privado. Indudablemente esto nos pone en buen camino, especialmente tomando en cuenta todos los desafíos en la economía mundial.
July’s job numbers show a growing economy with the addition of 172,000 private-sector jobs, but Heather Boushey explains why we still have work to do.
John Schmitt and Heather Boushey consider the pay-off of attending college and prose policies to make college attendance more worthwhile.
CAP Action Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
Heather Boushey reviews Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson's recent book, Why Nations Fail.
Look no further than the Republican leadership in Congress for the reasons for disappointing jobs growth, writes Heather Boushey.
The latest employment data indicate that the U.S. job market is in a holding pattern—the price we pay for a do-nothing Congress focused more on austerity than job creation.
Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh explain how the success of the middle class affects economic productivity and recovery.
Report Heather Boushey and Adam S. Hersh discuss ways that the strength of the middle class and the level of societal inequality both affect economic growth and stability.
April’s slower jobs growth points to the need for continued measures to boost demand and make sure college graduates don’t get left behind, writes Heather Boushey.