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New overtime rules will help workers, their families, and the economy

Author Michael Madowitz explains how the Obama administration's changes to overtime rules can boost wages and grow the economy.

by Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2016 Jobs Release

graduates hiring bars icon Charts The economy is showing consistent job growth with wages still lagging.

by Michael Madowitz, Juliana Vigorito, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, May 5, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2016 Jobs Release

A restaurant general manager interviews candidates for positions.Workers are finding jobs, but most still need a raise.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Federal Reserve should let the economy keep growing

Author Michael Madowitz argues that the U.S. Federal Reserve should allow the economy to keep growing in light of the falling unemployment rate.

by Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2016 Jobs Release

construction worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, March 3, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs Release

Construction worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, February 4, 2016

What’s so good about flat wage growth?

Michael Madowitz discusses that while voters view flat wages as bad news, economists predict a large amount job growth and see no reason for policymakers to hit the brakes.

by Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2016 Jobs Release

restaurant worker bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 7, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2015 Jobs Release

Hiring manager and applicantA nonshallow dive into the labor market indicators pool shows a healthy economy with plenty of room to grow.

by Michael Madowitz and Danielle Corley | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fed shouldn’t normalize rates before the economy is back to normal

Author Michael Madowitz argues that the Federal Reserve System should think about the real economy when planning its path for the next year.

by Michael Madowitz | Thursday, November 12, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2015 Jobs Release

workersHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

store in Puerto RicoPolicymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

by Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 30, 2015

Too Hot to Handle

firefighter book_alt2 icon Report It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Long-Termism or Lemons

stock market book_alt2 icon Report Corporate America’s growing focus on short-term profits instead of long-term value hurts shareholders and the middle class alike. Here is an agenda to nudge markets to focus on the long term.

by Marc Jarsulic, Brendan Duke, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2015 Jobs Release

workers build stage bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, October 1, 2015