Jobs

Unemployment benefits have not just helped the jobless, they have also pumped up the economy. In fact, UI has been one of the most effective forms of stimulus. According to a study by Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder, each dollar spent on extended UI benefits produced $1.61 in economic activity and has...
09/09/2011
Data Byte
Let’s look at what’s happened to young workers’ paychecks over the last generation, starting with the experience of young men. Three years before the recession, the typical earnings for all young men working full-time were down 4 percent compared to 1980. And behind those overall figures...
09/09/2011
Data Byte
Since the Great Recession began, young people have taken it on the chin—whether they’re carrying a high school diploma or a costly college degree. The jobless rate among young adults is about double that of other age groups—with unemployment rates at Depression-era levels for young...
09/09/2011
Data Byte
Washington, DC-Just after President Obama's speech to a joint session of the US Congress on his new plan to stimulate job growth entitled "The American Jobs Act," the national policy center Demos published a point-by-point analysis of the plan. Based on the deep economic troubles facing this...
09/08/2011
Press Release
Beyond the specific proposals, there were two themes of the President's jobs speech that I believe are critical to the fight for our country's future, and one question that hovers over the speech and the weeks ahead. First, he made the centerpiece of his speech the struggles of ordinary...
09/08/2011
Blog
Who are the real job creators? The Small Business Administration reports that businesses with under 500 employees have created two out of every three net new jobs over the past 15 years. Even smaller businesses – “microenterprises” of less than 4 employees – account for 88 percent of...
09/07/2011
News/Resource
In their new book, "Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone," Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman argue that the United States needs to worry about not just creating millions more jobs but also ensuring that the jobs are good ones. By good jobs, the authors mean jobs that pay enough...
09/07/2011
News/Resource
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