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The Economic Impacts of Removing Unauthorized Immigrant Workers

Workers in silhouette book_alt2 icon Report The United States as a whole, as well as each state, stands to suffer widespread economic losses under a policy that removes unauthorized immigrants.

by Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Removing Unauthorized Workers Harms States and Industries Across the Country

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map shows the economic losses each state would suffer if unauthorized immigrants were removed from the country.

by the CAP Immigration Team and Andrew Lomax | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families

school children article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Danielle Corley | Friday, August 26, 2016

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

parents with newborn article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

by Sunny Frothingham and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 11, 2016

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

food service worker bars icon Charts Labor market outlooks should consider inequities, especially before an interest rate hike.

by Michael Madowitz, Juliana Vigorito, Annie McGrew | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Understanding the Limitations of Autonomous Vehicles and the Need for Public Transportation

self-driving carAutonomous vehicles will complement traditional high-capacity public transportation in large metropolitan regions.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, August 4, 2016

LaQuita’s Story: How Unemployment Insurance Helped Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

play_alt icon Video This video tells LaQuita's story of how unemployment insurance helped make ends meet for her and her family and shows why the program needs to be strengthened.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, August 3, 2016

How Rainy Day Funds Can Support Progressive Budgets to Grow State Economies

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks in the Massachusetts Statehouse article icon Issue Brief Rainy day funds can support strong and inclusive economies by harnessing progressive taxation, ensuring a reliable safety net, and improving public confidence in state governments.

by Harry Stein and Laura Pontari | Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Case Against Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses

Courtroom article icon Issue Brief Federal agencies are looking to limit rip-off clauses in fine print that deny access to justice.

by Joe Valenti | Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership Deals

Cars wait in a tunnel article icon Issue Brief Noncompete clauses constrain the government’s ability to improve critical infrastructure facilities, and they allow private concessionaries to earn returns that are disproportionate to the amount of revenue risk they have taken on.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Many Happy Returns for Consumers: The CFPB at 5 Years

CFPB directorPolicymakers should support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its efforts to hold banks accountable and to rebuild public trust.

by Joe Valenti | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

construction worker article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

Federal Reserve building bars icon Charts Fed decision-making may rest with the June jobs report.

by Michael Madowitz and Juliana Vigorito | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

Job seeker looks for work article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Protecting Communities on the Road to Recovery

row of houses book_alt2 icon Report Strong standards are critical to ensure that the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program protects homeowners and neighborhoods still recovering from the housing crisis.

by Sarah Edelman, Michela Zonta, Shiv Rawal | Tuesday, June 28, 2016