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Expanding National Service to Address Long-Term Unemployment

AmeriCorps volunteer helps at a job fair book_alt2 icon Report Putting in place a policy to re-engage the long-term unemployed by creating new opportunities to serve America.

by Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, January 14, 2016

What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

grocery store clerk book_alt2 icon Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, Brendan Duke, David Madland | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

Elderly coupleThe myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Tuesday, January 12, 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

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

A luxury rental building in New York City book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.

by David Sanchez, Tracey Ross, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

Birmingham interchange article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 3, 2015

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

Financial Rollbacks Would Leave Coal in Consumers’ Stockings

The U.S. Capitol domeCongress should not use a budget deal to roll back financial reforms that protect consumers and the broader economy.

by Joe Valenti and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Economic Snapshot: November 2015

stock exchange article icon Issue Brief Public policies that support middle-class families can strengthen the economic recovery.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

A woman works at an assembly line article icon Fact Sheet Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.

by Brendan Duke and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, November 10, 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

Women and Families’ Economic Security in Iowa

Nurse and student article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to Iowa’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Congress Passed a Budget Deal. Now What?

House speakers huggingThe bipartisan budget agreement delivers economic stability and a respite from unnecessary fiscal crises, but lawmakers still must address several lingering issues.

by Harry Stein | Monday, November 2, 2015