Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.
Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.
Authors Adam Hersh and Jennifer Erickson discuss new data showing the steep decline in entrepreneurship in the United States and recommend solutions to bring it back.
Charts Last month’s employment report serves as a reminder that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed prepaid card rule adds transparency and security to cards that increasingly resemble bank accounts, but further improvements could be made.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Language Access Plan is a step toward empowering consumers with limited English proficiency to participate fully in the financial marketplace.
Report There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week, and although the effect is similar by gender, women are more greatly affected because they are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week.
A new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.
The types of jobs that men and women hold, as well as the industries they work in, have a large effect on the gender wage gap.
The numbers show that the United States stands to see significant gains from deferred action programs—and that the gains from legislative reform that includes a pathway to citizenship would be even greater.
The labor market has been improving faster than other economic indicators, but that trend looks less strong after March’s employment report.
Charts Broader economic indicators show that today’s economy carries historically low growth in wages and considerable room for more employment growth.