Racial Inequities Will Grow Unless We Consciously Work to Eliminate Them

To lessen and reverse the pandemic's effects on Black families' income and wealth, consciously consider the persistent effects of the country’s legacy of human trafficking, bondage, and disadvantage. 

Lessons from the Great Recession to Help Congress Get Americans Back to Work

Three lessons from the 2007-2009 Great Recession can help the workforce recover.

How Focusing on Competencies in Higher Education Can Support the Economic Recovery

Our current labor market places a high premium on postsecondary degrees, but degrees may not always signal job seekers’ competencies.

Immigrant Families Hit Hard by the Pandemic May Be Afraid to Receive the Help They Need

COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.

As Unemployment Surges, Older Workers Need More Help

This pandemic-led downturn has hit older workers especially hard and will likely create long-term employment challenges for them.

Latinx Unemployment Is Highest of All Racial and Ethnic Groups for the First Time on Record

Understanding the disproportionate unemployment risk facing Latinx people can inform strategies to help workers hit hardest by the COVID-19 employment crisis.

Many Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table. We Have to Do More.

"Risking the well-being of any child is risking the prospects for our collective future."

How Paid Medical Leave Can Support Worker Health and Economic Security

Evidence shows paid time off for workers with serious medical conditions, combined with evidence-based return to work services, is key to supporting workers’ health, public health, and economic security.

Expanding Paid Sick Leave Could Help Combat the Coronavirus and Support Workers’ Economic Stability

Research shows paid sick leave reduces the spread of disease, lowers worker absenteeism, and supports preventive medicine.

More Than One in Five US Adults Experienced Food Insecurity in the Early Weeks of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken a significant toll on families’ abilities to meet basic needs.