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

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

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A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

book_alt2 icon Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.

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Valuing All Our Families

book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy

Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.

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Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?

book_alt2 icon Report There are lessons to learn from other countries, such as Canada and Norway, where public policy has been used to help women stay in the workforce and succeed.

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For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game

book_alt2 icon Report If women can’t work, they can’t rise. Only public policy can ensure that all women have the chance to participate fully and thrive.

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Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages

Everybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.

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

bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that the United States is a long way from attaining the healthy economy that Americans need.

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Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

article icon Fact Sheet To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.

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November 2014

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.

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

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

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A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

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.

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

bars icon Charts Economic indicators show that our economy isn’t cutting it for American workers.

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Innovations in Apprenticeship

book_alt2 icon Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.

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The Middle-Class Squeeze

book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

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