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The top charts of 2016 show how the economy treated average Americans in 2016—from wages and inequality, to manufacturing, overtime, and economic growth. View the charts

Our agenda provides a way to strengthen workers’ rights and raise their wages—and recognizes that working Americans are more diverse, and working-class jobs are more varied, than ever before. Read the agenda

Set to go into effect on December 1, the updated overtime rule would raise the threshold below which salaried workers are automatically eligible for overtime pay to $47,476, up from $23,660. A court recently stopped the rule from going into effect, a decision which EPI believes is a mistake.

EPI research identifies the economic benefits from negotiating better trade agreements and curbing currency manipulation and other unfair trade practices.

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