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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2019 Jobs Release Article
Applicants attend a job fair in Romeoville, Illinois, August 2017. (Getty/Scott Olson)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2019 Jobs Release

Policymakers have underestimated the benefits of an extended economic recovery and in particular how it affects the most vulnerable Americans.

Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz

Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs Report
Preparations begin on the first day of the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in California, January 2018. (Containers of marijuana for sale on display counter)

Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs

The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.

Maritza Perez, Olugbenga Ajilore, Ed Chung

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2019 Jobs Release Article
Career fair attendees meet with prospective employers about job opportunities in Northglenn, Colorado, April 2017. (Getty/Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2019 Jobs Release

Policymakers and economists need to consider populations that face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.

Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay Report
A medical assistant at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami speaks on the phone, April 2008. (Getty/UIG/Jeff Greenberg)

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay

In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.

Jocelyn Frye, Robin Bleiweis

Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy Article
A District of Columbia Public Schools employee sits at her office desk in Washington, January 2011. (Getty/The Washington Post/Matt McClain)

Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy

Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.

Jocelyn Frye, Diana Boesch

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2019 Jobs Day Release Article
A man boards a bus near his home in Gilroy, California, November 2018. (Getty/Ezra Shaw)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2019 Jobs Day Release

Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.

Nathan Smith, Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, 2 More Olugbenga Ajilore, Michael Madowitz

U.S. Trade Policy in North America, China, and Beyond Report

U.S. Trade Policy in North America, China, and Beyond

As the Trump administration begins to answer for its erratic trade policy agenda, Congress must assert its oversight and hold the administration accountable to the economic priorities of working families.

Andy Green, Daniella Zessoules

The State of the Trump Economy Article
Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during an event in Warren, Michigan, on March 4, 2016. (Getty/Scott Olson)

The State of the Trump Economy

In his State of the Union address, President Trump will try to take credit for a growing economy; in reality, he has done everything he can to direct those gains to the wealthy few.

Lily Roberts, Andy Green

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Climate action that meets the crisis’ urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must take swift action to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans, not just those at the top, benefit from growth.

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