Class of 2015
Poverty
Minimum Wage
Trade

High school and college graduates of the class of 2015 still face stagnating wages and high levels of unemployment and underemployment, despite a gradually improving economy. Read the report

Broad-based wage growth could make a significant dent in the poverty rate. Read the report

A federal minimum wage of $12.00 in 2020 would return the wage floor to about the same position in the overall wage distribution that it had in 1968, when it was at its historical peak. Read the report

Net national gains enjoyed as a result of expanded trade will be much lower than the gross losses suffered by workers on the losing end of the TPP. Read the report

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