In DC, new child care regulations are a promising start

New child care regulations put DC at the leading edge of a field typically marked by low wages and inconsistent quality.

Past-due medical debt a problem, especially for black Americans

Nearly one in three nonelderly black Americans have past-due medical bills—a concerning number given the consequences for physical and financial health.

Four lessons to help the new secretary of labor build a skilled workforce

To build a strong workforce, Alex Acosta would be wise to rely on what we know about effective workforce development programs.

Structural racism places the burden of proposed budget cuts on people of color

Due to the circumstances in which many people of color find themselves because of structural racism, budgetary shifts will disproportionately affect communities of color.

How jobseekers can benefit from employment data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a regular report with data useful not just for labor economists and researchers, but also for jobseekers.

Only data can tell us if jobs are “coming back”

Public interest in manufacturing and mining jobs is higher than usual, but to see if new policies and programs are working, we need data.

Everyone benefits when the financial sector serves people with volatile income

Each year, roughly one in four American families will face an “income shock,” like losing a job or experiencing a sudden health or work limitation.

Homeownership vouchers give Ben Carson a way to fight poverty without increasing government spending

By shifting subsidies from rental vouchers to homeownership vouchers, HUD could pave the way for many more families to reach homeownership.

Letting federal data drive state and local policy under Secretary DeVos

Since 1968, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has collected data to ensure all students can access a quality education.

In deportation debate, don’t forget Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander families could be affected by President Trump's immigration actions.