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Engaging the American Workforce

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

by Andrew Schwartz | Friday, September 4, 2015

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

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

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, September 3, 2015

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

Job fair 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.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

The Fiduciary Rule Would Put Savers’ and Retirees’ Best Interests First

Joe ValentiJoe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance, testifies before the U.S. Department of Labor.

by Joe Valenti | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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

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

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, August 6, 2015

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

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

by Danielle Corley, Jackie Odum, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records

PA state capitol article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.

| Monday, June 22, 2015

Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Paid family leave is working for new fathers in California, and it is time for the rest of the nation to catch up.

by Emily Baxter | Thursday, June 18, 2015

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