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7 Key Findings in EPI's New Report on Race and Unemployment

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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a new report this week that takes a deeper look at unemployment, particularly when it comes to racial disparities in the recovery from the Great Recession. The report, written by Valerie Wilson, argues that the projected decline in unemployment for 2015 won't lift African Americans out of the employment crater caused by the recession.

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Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States

Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States

A series of recent reports from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) make clear the case for why wages have stagnated in the United States. 

Before digging into the details, it's important to note a few things. First off, wage stagnation is not a small problem, it's something that affects 90% of all workers. As one of the authors of these reports, Lawrence Mishel, says: "Since the late 1970s, wages for the bottom 70 percent of earners have been essentially stagnant, and between 2009 and 2013, real wages fell for the entire bottom 90 percent of the wage distribution." Second, while the Great Recession made things worse, the problem goes back 35 years. And third, and most importantly, wage stagnation is a matter of choice, not necessity.

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EPI Maps Out Plan to Raise America’s Wages

“Raising wages is the central economic challenge of our time—essential to addressing income inequality, boosting living standards for the broad middle-class, reducing poverty and sustaining economic growth,” according to Raising America’s Pay, a new initiative from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center for Effective Government and Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of their key findings....

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Go to School if You Don't Like Making Minimum Wage...Oh, Wait a Minute

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The next time you hear someone say minimum wage workers need more education if they want to make living wages, pull this bad boy graphic up. 

Hat tip to Upworthy's Workonomics section

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Economic News Roundup

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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Update: Now More than 600 Economists Endorse $10.10 Minimum Wage

Two weeks ago, we reported on an open letter in support of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour that, at the time, had been signed by 70 economists.  The online version of the letter asked for other economists who have a Ph.D. in the field to sign the letter. Since then, the total number of signers on the letter has risen to more than 600.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Center for Effective Government and Salon have released important research about the economy in the last few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as well as other resources, have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy:

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) have released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces they have uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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