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

Job seekers fills out applicationHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers

Sen. MurrayIn 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.

by Rachel West | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work

disabled workerProposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.

by Rebecca Vallas | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

mother and daughter in office play_alt icon Video Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Sara Langhinrichs, Andrew Satter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas

San Francisco skyline sunset article icon Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.

by the Poverty to Prosperity Program and the CAP Economic Policy Team | Monday, March 23, 2015

A Challenge to Congress

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.

by Jocelyn Frye, Milia Fisher, Donna Barry | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

job interview 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 Danielle Corley | Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

Work 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.

by Rachel West, Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach | Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

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

by Shawn Fremstad and Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

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

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

by Emily Baxter, Judith Warner, Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?

Pensive woman 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.

by Dalia Ben-Galim and Amna Silim | Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

Women in business 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.

by Judith Warner | Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, December 8, 2014

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

Job search 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.

by Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 4, 2014