New data indicate that states’ divergent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are contributing to an uneven economic recovery—and that a national strategy is necessary to ensure a full return to form.
The world’s largest trade body needs a leader committed to a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
Without clear, consistent action from policymakers, people and businesses will not have enough confidence to return to their jobs and daily activities in the wake of COVID-19.
Key steps must be taken to ensure that pandemic-response infrastructure investments create high-quality jobs for all working Americans.
A new CAP analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals same-sex couples have endured higher rates of unemployment nearly every year since 2014.
The effects of the coronavirus will persist for months or years. In order to return to normal, Congress’ next relief package must build in automatic triggers where possible, pairing short-term relief with long-term, ongoing support.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
As Congress dithers in aiding state and local governments, it risks locking in powerful economic headwinds that could set back the economy for years.
Congress must act quickly to provide additional relief, commensurate with the scale of the current public health and economic crises.
Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Conditions on bailouts are necessary to protect workers and the public.