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Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy
Director of Economic Analysis, Inclusive Economy
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Senior Fellow; Chief Economist
Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy
Senior Director, Strategy and Operations
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy
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New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2023, disabled people made record-breaking employment gains in a tight labor market; policymakers, however, must do more to close persistent gaps.
Feb 22, 2024
Kennedy Andara, Anona Neal, Rose Khattar
More than a dozen new incentives enacted through the Inflation Reduction Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act have sent investments in EV manufacturing skyrocketing, resulting in more than 84,000 announced jobs in just the first year of implementation.
Nov 22, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
Amid a tight labor market and lack of sustainable funding, the child care sector’s shortage of good jobs persists, exacerbating its challenge to attract and retain workers.
Oct 19, 2023
Rose Khattar, Maureen Coffey
Emergency pandemic programs and proposed federal legislation offer important lessons in ensuring paid leave for the self-employed.
Oct 11, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Two states have enacted distinctive paid leave programs to expand coverage for certain self-employed workers.
This grant provides funding for a project to improve and modernize PhilaPort in Philadelphia, the largest refrigerated port in the nation.
Oct 6, 2023
This investment by Hemlock Semiconductor Operations will expand the company’s polysilicon manufacturing operations and likely create more than 170 jobs.
Indie Semiconductor is building an engineering design center at its existing facilities in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The Biden administration’s actions to strengthen the economy are helping ensure young people have a brighter future.
Oct 5, 2023
Jessica Vela, Crystal Weise
In an op-ed published by WorkingNation, Beth Almeida argues why economic inclusivity means more career mobility for older women.
Sep 27, 2023
This fact sheet explores the size, demographics, and key features of the self-employed population in the United States.
Sep 21, 2023
Trevor Higgins, senior vice president of the Energy and Environment department at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services; the testimony is in support of the Inflation Reduction Act in its first year of historic investments in American households and jobs aimed at accelerating the U.S. transition to a clean energy economy.
New data show that in 2022, women working full time, year-round typically earned 84 cents for every dollar men made, and when comparing among all workers, including those who work part time and for part of the year, women typically made 78 cents.
Sep 20, 2023
En una página de opinión en El Tiempo Latino, Gaby Blanco explica cómo las legislaciones económicas de la administración de Biden van a beneficiar a la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos.
Sep 18, 2023
El Tiempo Latino
To continue growing the middle class, Congress and the Biden administration should learn from what worked in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession that led to extraordinarily low poverty rates.
Sep 12, 2023
Jobs that include employee training and good working conditions have higher worker productivity and lower operational costs associated with turnover, boosting firm profitability and economic growth.
Since 2018, six states and three local governments have enacted laws that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards for sectors of the economy.
Sep 7, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
By making it easier for more people to enter and stay in work, policymakers can help ease inflationary pressures over the medium term and grow the middle class.
Aug 30, 2023
Rose Khattar, Christian E. Weller, David Correa
Despite decades of efforts to boost women’s representation throughout the U.S. economy, women still face a pay gap in nearly every single occupation—even high-paying ones.
Jul 26, 2023
Rose Khattar, Sara Estep, Lily Roberts, 1 More
Maggie Jo Buchanan
Since January 2021, employment in the leisure and hospitality industry has recovered faster in states with minimum wages higher than the $7.25 federal minimum.
Jul 24, 2023
Forward-thinking state and local policymakers should continue to take action to improve the employment outcomes of 18- to 24-year-olds reentering their communities.
Jun 27, 2023
Union membership allows workers without four-year college degrees to earn more and achieve financial security for their families and children.
Jun 21, 2023
States, cities, and private sector applicants can improve their chances of winning new federal support through the Inflation Reduction Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and CHIPS and Science Act by demonstrating that their proposals will create good jobs for working people from all walks of life.
Jun 20, 2023
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
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