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

bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

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State Paid Leave Administration

book_alt2 icon Report This report outlines key considerations for states interested in developing paid family and medical leave programs.

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How Married Women’s Rising Earnings Have Reduced Inequality

Our currently unacceptable levels of inequality would be even higher were it not for married women’s rising earnings.

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To Fight Inequality, Support Women’s Work

book_alt2 icon Report Policies that give all women an equal shot at staying employed are essential tools in fighting income inequality.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for North Carolina Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping North Carolina women gain economic security.

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New Census Data Show that the Middle Class Is Not Recovering Fast Enough

Stagnant median household incomes show that policymakers must act to help the middle class.

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3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data

article icon Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.

Why LGBT Workers Can Still Face Discrimination

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT workers can still face discrimination on the job.

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More Data, Same Problem: A Wide Look at Income Trends in the Middle Class

bars icon Charts Different data sources concur that middle-class market incomes have grown slowly, if at all, despite significant growth in the economy at large.

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American Apprenticeship and Beyond

New federal investments can catalyze state and local efforts to use apprenticeship to address current and future worker shortages.

Investing in Millennials Through an Economy that Works for All

Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

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Bargaining for the American Dream

book_alt2 icon Report New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.

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Engaging the American Workforce

Surveys suggest that employee engagement is much lower than job satisfaction. Increasing engagement should be a top priority for employees, employers, and society in general.

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

bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

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How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

article icon Fact Sheet As Millennials pay off debt, launch their careers, and start families, they face unique challenges to economic stability. The new overtime rule would provide fairer pay for 4.7 million Millennial workers.

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