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November 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief This month’s economic data shows that it’s time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 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

Promoting Entrepreneurship Among Millennials

Millennials and business article icon Issue Brief Young people want to start businesses, but they face challenges.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, November 10, 2014

The Need to Protect Private Enforcement Mechanisms

JusticeA recent Delaware Supreme Court decision threatens to undermine shareholders’ abilities to bring private litigation against corrupt companies.

by Anna Chu | Friday, November 7, 2014

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

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

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, November 6, 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

Millions of Americans Are Outside the Financial System

payday loan article icon Fact Sheet New data from the FDIC reaffirm that many families lack bank accounts or are otherwise underserved by the financial system.

by Joe Valenti | Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 2014

Job seekers fill out applications article icon Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, October 27, 2014

The Unequal Mortgage Market Is No Coincidence

A man applies for a home loanThe housing industry and Congress need to address the massive disparities that persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin.

by Michela Zonta | Monday, October 20, 2014

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

Doctor and child book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

by Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Retailer Revelations

mannequins book_alt2 icon Report America’s retailers need a strong and expanding middle class. That’s why it’s time for retailers to back a policy agenda that addresses middle-class weakness and stagnant wages, which will boost the economy and grow corporate bottom lines.

by Brendan Duke and Ike Lee | Monday, October 13, 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

Making Consumer Voices Count

Mortgage relief eventThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to release consumers’ complaints in their own words adds additional transparency and accountability to the financial system.

by Joe Valenti, Julia Gordon, and Marc Jarsulic | Thursday, October 2, 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

September 2014

A mother sets the dinner table. article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014