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

Construction jobsDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Good Employment Numbers Beg the Question—More Jobs, More Problems?

January’s strong employment release report had only positive news, and that should be a good thing, right? That depends on how the Fed responds, which could turn good news into bad news.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 9, 2015

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

job interview bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Numbers but Same Story: Economy Growing but Wages Flat

With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 2, 2015

The Government Should Begin to Measure America’s Powerful Outdoor Economy

shopper looks at kayaks article icon Issue Brief The outdoor economy, which now employs more Americans than the mining, drilling, and logging industries combined, should be recognized as a crucial sector of the U.S. economy and accurately measured. This is important not only for jobs, but also for economic growth and health.

by Matt Lee-Ashley, Claire Moser, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

bicyclist in Seattle with container shipDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages

factory workerEverybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, December 8, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs Release

Job search bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that the United States is a long way from attaining the healthy economy that Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 4, 2014

It Would Be Great to Have Better Critics

young girl holds umbrellaConservative criticism of CAP’s recent report on the middle-class squeeze is factually inaccurate.

by Marc Jarsulic, Jennifer Erickson, Michael Madowitz, Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Everything but the Wages: One Major Step Short of a Robustly Healthy Labor Market

shoppersThe economy continues to grow and add jobs at a healthy pace; unfortunately, the uptick in wages has yet to arrive.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, November 10, 2014

New GDP Numbers Show an Economy Chugging Along but Still Lagging

car factoryThe third quarter’s GDP numbers show that the economy is returning to normal growth, but we may never make up what we lost.

by Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 31, 2014

The Good News of Accelerating Job Growth is Tempered by Lagging Wages

obamaWith the pace of job creation increasing, communities of color are finally feeling effects of the recovery, but the wages of all working Americans still remain stagnant.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, October 6, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2014 Jobs Release

job applicant bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 2, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports

A ship is docked in Norfolk, Virginia. article icon Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.

by Nathan Joo, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014